Dr Emre Eren Korkmaz

Departmental Lecturer in Migration and Development

Emre Eren Korkmaz is a Departmental Lecturer in Migration and Development at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID). He is a junior research fellow of St Edmund Hall and a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs of the Department of Politics and International Relations.

From October 2016 to September 2018, he was a British Academy Newton International Fellow/postdoctoral researcher at ODID.

As a political scientist and international relations expert, he has been working on two main research areas throughout various academic and non-academic posts and projects since 2010:

  • The political representation and public sphere of refugees and immigrants, dealing with Turkey-origin immigrants in Western Europe and Syrian refugees in Turkey.
  • The politics of industrial relations, mainly focusing on the business and human rights issues including sustainability/human rights due diligence approaches, global supply chain management and labour rights.

A critical aspect of his primary research and consultancy areas is to focus on the social and political aspects of the artificial intelligence. This consist of:

  • The role of artificial intelligence in the global supply chain management which is about the future of the industrial relations between corporations, suppliers and workers,
  • The actual and potential results of blockchain and AI-based humanitarian projects and digital identity initiatives on dealing with the refugee question, sponsored by global technology and financial corporations as a part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects.

He received his PhD from Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Science, and his MA from Sabanci University.

In the media
Participation of Turkish migrants in the public sphere via trade unions in selected European state...
10 June, 2019
Workshop co-hosted with DFID to explore Digital/Frontier Technologies and International Development
17 April, 2019
Memoirs in My Suitcase: new exhibition at the Pitt Rivers museum
28 November, 2018
Emre Eren Korkmaz convenes Academics from Turkey workshop
13 November, 2018
New article by Emre Eren Korkmaz explores involvement of Turkish immigrant workers in German trade unions
07 November, 2017
New report assesses brands’ approach to refugee workers in Turkish garment industry
06 Feb, 2018
'Is Turkey really facing an "exodus"? It's not that simple'. Emre Eren Korkmaz writes for The Conversation
03 Apr, 2017
'The engagement of migrant workers into the local economy'. Emre Eren Korkmaz interviewed in the New European
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