Dr Derya Ozkul

Research Officer, Refugees are Migrants: Refugee Mobility, Recognition and Rights

Derya is a postdoctoral research fellow working on the ‘Refugees are Migrants: Refugee Mobility, Recognition and Rights’ project. In this project she is primarily interested in the construction of the vulnerability criteria in refugee status determination.

Previously, Derya worked as a lecturer and tutor at the University of Sydney where she also completed her PhD thesis in the Department of Sociology. Her PhD thesis explored the changes in diaspora movements in line with the changes in migration and diversity policies as well as homeland politics. She worked as a researcher in various Australian Research Council-funded projects including ‘Syrian-Conflict Refugee Settlement in Australia’ and ‘Social Transformation of International Migration’. This latter project, led by Professor Stephen Castles, examined international migration in Australia, South Korea, Turkey and Mexico in the context of the wider processes of social transformation.

Derya also holds an MSc degree in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and a BA degree in Political Science from Bogazici University in Turkey. As a DAAD alumnus, she has held fellowships at Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and Bielefeld University in Germany.

She has published on migrants’ precarious work, transnationalism, diaspora movements, refugee settlement, immigration and diversity policies.

Research
Publications
Refugees are Migrants: Refugee Mobility, Recognition and Rights (REF-MIG)
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Books and monographs

Ozkul, Derya (with Stephen Castles, Magdalena Arias Cubas) (2015) 'Social Transformation and Migration: National and Local Experiences in South Korea, Turkey, Mexico and Australia', Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Journal articles and special issues

Ozkul, Derya (2019) 'The making of a transnational religion: Alevi movement in Germany and the World Alevi union', British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 46 (2)
Ozkul, Derya (with Vince Marotta) (2018) 'At the cutting edge of migration and refugee studies: A tribute to Prof Stephen Castles', Journal of Intercultural Studies, 39 (2) 111-13
Ozkul, Derya (with Vince Marotta) (2018) 'Special Issue: Festschrift for Professor Stephen Castles', Journal of Intercultural Studies 39 (2)
Ozkul, Derya (with Mine Eder) (2016) 'Special Issue: Precarious lives and Syrian refugees in Turkey', New Perspectives on Turkey 54
Ozkul, Derya (with Mine Eder) (2016) 'Special Issue on Precarious lives and Syrian refugees in Turkey: Guest Editors’ Introduction', New Perspectives on Turkey 54 1-8
Ozkul, Derya (2015) 'Alevi “Openings” and Politicization of the “Alevi Issue” during the AKP rule', Turkish Studies 16 (1) 80-96
Ozkul, Derya (with Stephen Castles and Ellie Vasta) (2014) 'Australia: a Classical Immigration Country in Transition', In J Hollifield, P Martin and P Orrenius (eds) Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective, 3rd Edition Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press
Ozkul, Derya (with Franklin Obeng-Odoom) (2013) 'Special Issue: Temporary Migration in Africa', African Journal of Economics and Finance 5 (1)
Ozkul, Derya (with Franklin Obeng-Odoom) (2013) 'Temporary Migration: Views from the Global South', African Journal of Economics and Finance 5 (1) 1-6

Chapters

Ozkul, Derya (with Stepehen Castles, Magdalena Arias Cubas) (2015) 'International migration in an era of neoliberal social transformation'. In Stephen Castles, Derya Özkul and Magdalena Arias Cubas (eds) Social Transformation and Migration: National and Local Experiences in South Korea, Turkey, Mexico and Australia, Basin , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Ozkul, Derya (2015) 'Australie'. In Gildas Simon (ed) Dictionnaire des Migrations Internationales: Approche Géohistorique , Paris: Armand Colin [in French]
Ozkul, Derya (2015) 'Migration flows in Turkey’s neoliberal era: the case of Kumkapı, Istanbul'. In Stephen Castles, Derya Özkul and Magdalena Arias Cubas (eds) Social Transformation and Migration: National and Local Experiences in South Korea, Turkey, Mexico and Australia, Basin , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Ozkul, Derya (with Stephen Castles) (2014) 'Circular migration: triple win, or a new label for temporary migration?'. In Graziano Battistella (ed) Theoretical Perspectives on Asian Migration , New York: Springer Publishing
Ozkul, Derya (2014) 'Emotive connections: insider research with Turkish/Kurdish Alevi migrants in Germany'. In Lejla Voloder, Liudmila Kirpitchenko (eds) Insider Research on Migration and Mobility , London: Ashgate
Ozkul, Derya (2013) 'International Migration and Local Policies'. In Marcela Balbo, Ahmet Icduygu and Julio Peres Serrano (eds) Countries of Migrants, Cities of Migrants: Italy, Spain, Turkey , Istanbul: The Isis Press
Ozkul, Derya (with Stepehen Castles, Magdalena Arias and Chulhyo Kim) (2012) 'Irregular migration: causes, patterns and strategies'. In Irena Omelaniuk (ed) Reflections on Migration and Development, GFMD Puerto Vallarta and Beyond Series: Global Migration Issues, Vol 1 , New York: Springer Publishing
Ozkul, Derya (2012) 'Managing the Diaspora: the Turkish Case'. In Jung-Eun Oh (ed) Diaspora as Focus Area of National Migration Policy , Seoul: IOM MRTC Special Issues in Migration Series No 2
Ozkul, Derya (2012) 'Transnational Migration Research'. Sociopedia.isa [The International Sociological Association’s dictionary]
Ozkul, Derya (2012) 'Ulus-ötesi Göç: Kuramsal Bir Değerlendirme [Transnational Migration: A Theoretical Evaluation]'. In S Gülfer Ihlamur-Öner and Aslı Şirin Öner (ed) Uluslararası Göçü Yeniden Düşünmek: Yeni Yaklaşım ve Yönelimler’ [Re-thinking International Migration: New Approaches] , Istanbul: Iletişim Yayınları [In Turkish]

Working papers

Ozkul, Derya (with Stephen Castles, Ellie Vasta) (2012) 'The internal dynamics of migration processes and their consequences for Australian government migration policies', Sydney: University of Sydney
Ozkul, Derya (with Stephen Castles, Malena Arias Cubas, Chulhyo Kim, Elsa Koleth and Rebecca Williamson) (2011) 'Karl Polanyi and Understanding Social Transformation', Social Transformation and International Migration in the 21st Century Working Paper No 1 Sydney: University of Sydney
Ozkul, Derya (2011) 'Circular Migration Schemes: Renewed Interests in Destination Countries', CARIM Best Participant Essays Series AS 2011/61, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies San Domenico di Fiesole (FI): European University Institute
Research interests:

Refugee status determination, vulnerability, transnationalism, diaspora