Selin Sivis is currently a doctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology, the University of Essex. In her research, she focuses on how the boundary-making process takes place in multiple forms from perspectives of host population towards refugees and asylum-seekers in the informal market economy. She also works as Senior Research Officer at the Essex Center for Migration Studies and as Researcher for British Academy funded project, titled "Wellbeing, Housing, and Infrastructure in Turkey," coordinated by Institute of Development Studies in collaboration with UNESCO Chair on International Migration, Yasar University.
She holds a M.A. degree in Immigration Management from University Pompeu Fabra and B.A degree in History from Middle East Technical University. She held visiting research fellow positions at Yasar University in Izmir and Çukurova University in Adana, Turkey. Before starting to pursue Ph.D. degree, she was working as a Research Assistant at Migration Research Center at Koç University in Istanbul. In the center, she was responsible for three EU funded projects: INTEGRIM, Transnational Migration in Transition: Transformative Characteristics of Temporary Mobility of People (EURA-NET), and MobileWelfare: European Welfare Systems in Times of Mobility. She was also the Coordinator of the MiReKoc International Summer School of 2016, entitled Old Phenomena, New Challenges: Forced Migration which provides research-oriented, interdisciplinary, and innovative academic courses on migration, as well as workshops on related policy issue for professional development. She also recently worked as Junior Researcher for the EU funded project, entitled "Integrating Syrians into Turkish Higher Education through Recognition of Qualifications (REFREC-TR)" which is coordinated by UNESCO Chair on International Migration,Yasar University (Izmir, Turkey).
Also, she teaches SC101- Researching Social Life I and SC233- Race, Class And Gender in 2019-2020 academic year.
Sivis, S. (2020) Negotiating Moral Boundaries in Workplaces through the Lens of Employers. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2020.1736013.
Book Chapters and Policy Briefs
Sivis, S. and Yildiz., A. (2019). Syrian Refugees Engagement in the Local Labour Market in Izmir, Turkey: Perspectives of Employers and Evidence-based Policy Recommendations. Policy Brief 2(1), Yasar University UNESCO Chair on International Migration (ISSN: 2619-9440).
Sivis, S. (2019). Spain, in Yildiz, A. (ed.) Integration of Refugee Students in European Higher Education: Comparative Country Cases. Izmir: Yasar University Publications.
Visiting Research Fellow at the Chair for Microsociology
University of Konstanz
Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Communications
Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey
Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of International Relations
Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey
M.Sc in Immigration Management
University Pompeu Fabra, Spain
B.A. Major in History
Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey