Turkish Migration Conference 2015 is an international research event dedicated to the study of migration
to, from, in and through Turkey covering a wide range of multidisciplinary areas including dynamics and
patterns of human mobility, legal and regulatory frameworks, labour market outcomes, education and human
capital, brain drain and brain circulation, short term migrations, migrant integration, diasporas, culture, media
and politics, health and well-being of migrants, internal and international migration nexus, migrant
experiences, the cost of migration, legal frameworks, conflicts, non-movers and attitudes and policies towards
migration and migrants. The theme for this years, conference is set as “
Economics, Identities, and
” to reflect the multifaceted and multidisciplinary nature and scope of the field.

Turkish Migration Conference 2015 brings together practitioners, academics, and students from a broad
range of disciplines including anthropology, demography, economics, law, psychology, sociology, development
studies, health sciences, political science, international relations, media and communications, and other
cognate disciplines with a focus on human mobility from Turkey, in Turkey and to Turkey. Inter-disciplinary
research and comparative perspectives are particularly encouraged. Turkish Migration Conference features
invited talks, parallel and special sessions, workshops, and policy sessions where practitioners, politicians
and media representatives will discuss Turkish migration. There are opportunities for side-meetings and social

TMC 2015 will also host a limited number of specialist sessions in Turkish, French, and Russian to encourage
transnational and cross-cultural research on Turkish migration. Please contact if you have queries regarding
multilingual specialist sessions. Currently, there are specialist sessions planned in the following areas:
Migrants and migration in the literature, Kurdish diasporas and borderlands, remittances and irregularity, and
sexuality and migration.

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Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci (Chair), Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent's University London, UK
Prof Philip L. Martin (Co-Chair), Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of California, Davis, USA
Dr Wadim Strielkowski (Co-Chair), Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic
Dr Inna Čábelková (Co-Chair), Faculty of Humanities, Charles University PragueProf Ali T. Akarca, Department of
Economics, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Dr Bahar Baser, University of Coventry, UK
Prof Gudrun Biffl, Department of Migration and Globalization, Danube University Krems, Austria
Dr Elias Boukrami, Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent's University London
Prof Jeffrey H. Cohen, Department of Anthropology, Ohio State University, USA
Prof Dilek Cindoğlu, Department of Sociology, Artuklu University, Turkey
Prof Ali Caglar, Department of Political Science, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Dr Mehmet Ali Dikerdem, Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University, UK
Dr M. Murat Erdoğan, Migration and Politics Research Centre, Hacettepe University, Turkey
Dr Tahire Erman, Department of Political Science, Bilkent University, Turkey
Prof Sibel Kalaycıoğlu, Department of Sociology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Dr Filiz Kartal, Public Administration Institute for Turkey and the Middle East (TODAIE), Turkey
Dr Altay Manco, l'Institut de Recherche, Formation et Action sur les Migrations, Belgium
Dr Assia S. Rolls, Faculty of Business and Management, Regent's University London
Dr B. Dilara Seker, Department of Psychology, Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Dr Levent Soysal, Faculty of Communications, Kadir Has University, Turkey
Prof Aysit Tansel, Department of Economics, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Dr Ali Tilbe, Namik Kemal University, Turkey and Regent's University London, UK
Dr Östen Wahlbeck, School of Social Science, University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr Pinar Yazgan-Hepgül, Department of Sociology, Sakarya University, Turkey
Dr M. Murat Yüceşahin, Department of Geography, Ankara University, Turkey
Dr Welat Zeydanlıoğlu, Kurdish Studies Network, Sweden
Dr Sinan Zeyneloğlu, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of Gaziantep , Turkey

Local Organisation Committee
Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci, Conference Chair & Director of RCTS, Regent's University London
Dr Wadim Strielkowski (Co-Chair), Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University Prague
Dr Inna Čábelková (Co-Chair), Faculty of Humanities, Charles University Prague
Dr Guven Seker, Population and Migration Research Centre (NUGAM), Celal Bayar University, Turkey
Therese Svensson, Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent's University London
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25 - 27 JUNE 2015
•        movers, non-movers
•        passport geographies
•        culture of migration
•        domestic care migration
•        return and onward migration
•        departures, destinations, arrivals, transit
•        borderlands
•        trafficking and irregular migration
•        retirees and elderly migration
•        international migration
•        internal migration
•        migration, arts and culture
•        transnational and multicultural practices
•        identities, ethnicit(ies), and minorities
•        religion and religious communities
•        Kurdish diaspora
•        Alevi diaspora
•        Data and methods in migration research
•        Grounded theory in migration studies
•        Bayesian methods in migration research
•        multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism
•        refugees and burden sharing
•        migration management
•        education and human capital
•        brain drain
•        remittances
•        migration and development
•        migrant consumers and consumption
•        social, cultural, and political networks
•        migrant associations
•        homeland, displacement, Diaspora
•        new generations in diaspora
•        discrimination, xenophobia
•        migration and inequalities
•        conflict and human insecurity
•        migration politics
•        legal frameworks and policies
•        migration and citizenship
•        political participation
•        asylum and refugees
•        health and well-being
•        fertility, aging and migration
•        gender roles and sexuality
•        integration, adaptation, acculturation
•        mental health
•        families and households
migration letters is a sponsor of
Turkish Migration Conferences

migration letters also sponsored the best paper prizes @
Turkish Migration in Europe Conference - Dec'12
Migration and Literature | Convener: Dr Ali Tilbe,
Namik Kemal University, Turkey & Regent's University
London, UK

Kurdish Migration | Conveners: Dr Welat
Zeydanlioglu, Dr Bahar Baser, & Dr Joost Jongerden

Remittances and Irregularity | Convener: Prof
Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent's Centre for Transnational
Studies, Regent's University London, UK
Conference Chairs:
Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent's University London
Philip L. Martin, University of California Davis
Wadim Strielkowski, Charles University Prague
Inna Cabelkova, Charles University Prague
Dealing with Uncertainty in Migration Research |
Convener: Dr Jakub Bijak, University of Southampton, UK

Grounded Theory in Migration Studies | Convener:
Prof Dilek Cindoglu, Artuklu University, Turkey
TMC 2015 SPECIAL SESSIONS Call for Papers
Turkish Migration Conference
Professor Caroline Brettell, Southern Methodist University, USA

Professor Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University, USA

Professor Jeffrey H. Cohen, Ohio State University, USA

Dr Nedim Gürsel, CNRS, CETOBaC & INALCO, France & Turkey

Professor Philip L. Martin, University of California, Davis, USA
Turkish Migration Conference 2014, 30 May - 1 June
2014, Regent's University London, UK

Turkish Migration in Europe Conference, 7-9
December 2012, Regent's University London, UK
Turkish Migration Conference - Call for Papers