Dr. Saime Özçürümez is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University. She conducts research and publishes on migration policy and politics in the European Union, Turkey, and Canada, health and immigration, gender and immigration, irregular immigration, integration and citizenship, media representation of migrants, comparative politics of deliberative democracy, and Europeanization research agenda.
She has articles published in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Turkish Studies, Comparative European Politics, Journal of Common Market Studies, Uluslararasi Iliskiler-International Relations, Women’s Studies International Forum, European Political Science.
She is the co-editor of two books: Of States, Rights and Social Closure with Palgrave and Asylum, International Migration and Statelessness: Concepts, Theories and Politics (in Turkish, UNHCR publications). She has co-authored several book chapters on immigration policy process and foreign policy in Turkey in comparative perspective, Europeanization and collective identities through historical and media analysis in Turkey and access to health care by ethno-cultural groups in Canada, Italy and Germany.
She has been part of many international and national collaborative research projects on cultural diversity and health care systems; transcultural memory in Europe, collective identities in Europe, migrants’ media representation, transformation of governance in EU accession in Turkey in immigration policy and is the co-principal investigator of MoBILity Lab at Bilkent University conducting research and activities on public policy co-construction as well as collaboration focused on immigration and integration policy.
Research Interests: Migration policy and politics in the European Union, Turkey and Canada, Health and immigration, Gender and immigration. Irregular immigration, Integration and citizenship, Media representation of migrants, Comparative politics of deliberative democracy, and Europeanization research agenda