Dr Emre Eren Korkmaz

Departmental Lecturer in Migration and Development

Emre Eren Korkmaz is a Departmental Lecturer in Migration and Development at the ODID, where he teaches on the MSc in Migration Studies.

From October 2016 to September 2018, he was a British Academy Newton International Fellow/postdoctoral researcher at ODID. He was also a junior research fellow at St Edmund Hall (2017-20) and a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs of the Department of Politics and International Relations (2018-20)

Dr Korkmaz was awarded his PhD by Istanbul University’s International Relations PhD Programme in June 2016. He completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Teaching and Learning in May 2020.

In recent years, he has been driven by a passion for examining the social and political impact of new digital and frontier technologies on migration. Before his current studies on “new technologies and migration”, his established track record in research covered two thematic areas: the place, visibility and status of migrants in the public sphere, and the politics of industrial relations, focusing mainly on the sustainability policies of global corporations in global supply chains on the employment of refugees.

In the media
Participation of Turkish migrants in the public sphere via trade unions in selected European state...

Books and monographs

Korkmaz, Emre Eren (forthcoming) 'Transformative Technologies and People on the Move', Bristol University Press
Korkmaz, Emre Eren (with Prof Albert Ali Salah, Dr Tuba Bircan) (forthcoming) 'Data Science for Migration and Mobility', Oxford University Press
Korkmaz, Emre Eren (with Siyah Kitap, Erdinç Sezgin) (eds) (2021) 'Kuantumdan Genetiğe Genç Bilimcilerimiz Anlatıyor',
Korkmaz, Emre Eren (2021) 'Digital Identity, Virtual Borders and Social Media: A Panacea for Migration Governance?', Edward Elgar
Korkmaz, Emre Eren (2021) 'Faces of Republican Turkey: Beyond the Modernization Hypothesis', İstanbul University Press
Korkmaz, Emre Eren (2020) 'Göçmenin Kamusal Alanı', TP London

Journal articles and special issues

Korkmaz, Emre Eren (2022) 'Understanding surveillance capitalism from the viewpoint of migration', International Migration
Korkmaz, Emre Eren (with Tuba Bircan) (2021) 'Big data for whose sake? Governing migration through artificial intelligence', Nature Humanities and Social Science Communication
Korkmaz, Emre Eren (2019) 'Turkmen Cotton and Turkish Textile Industry: Politics of Forced Labour and International Trade,', SIYASAL: Journal of Political Science


Korkmaz, Emre Eren (2021) 'Ahead of the policy curve: migrants harnessing tech to survive'. Research Handbook on International Migration and Digital Technology , Edward Elgar
Korkmaz, Emre Eren (2019) 'Syrian refugee garment workers within the supply chain of global corporations'. Integration through Exploitation: Syrians in Turkey


Korkmaz, Emre Eren (forthcoming) 'Digital Identity Solutions for the Financial Inclusion of Syrian Refugee Entrepreneurs in Turkey', EBRD Publications

Working papers

Korkmaz, Emre Eren (2021) 'Digital Citizenship in Turkey', Technology and Management Centre for Development Working Paper series
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 Apr, 2022
'How Facebook couchsurfing groups became an essential tool for Ukrainians fleeing to Poland'. Emre Eren Korkmaz quoted in article for Insider
01 Dec, 2021
‘"Smart" borders and the surveillance of refugees'. Emre Eren Korkmaz writes for Red Pepper
15 Dec, 2020
Refugees are at risk from dystopian smart border’ technology. Emre Korkmaz writes for The Conversation
15 Mar, 2018
How might Artificial Intelligence transform corporate sustainability policies?. Emre Korkmaz writes for the ODID blog
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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