Ayşe Çağlar

Ayşe Çağlar is a Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Vienna University and a Permanent Fellow at IWM. She received her PhD at McGill University, Department of Anthropology and Habilitation in Sociology and Social Anthropology at Free University, Berlin. Before joining University of Vienna she was a professor and the chair of Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Central European University, Budapest and was a Minerva Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen. She has held visiting professorships in several universities including Stockholm University, IHS Vienna, Central European University, Budapest, Donauuniversität Krems, and Ethnologisches Seminar Zürich. She was a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute (IUE), Florence.  She has served on the Advisory Board of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin, Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK), Vienna, Mirekoc, Istanbul and has been a member of the Advisory Board of NCCR, On Move (National Centres of Competence in Research, Swiss National Foundation) and Ethos, Horizon 2020. She has been a panel member of European Research Council (ERC – starting and consolidation grants) and DFG (Clusters of Excellence). She was the co-editor of journal Sociologus, the Associate Editor of Global Networks: a Journal of Transnational Affairs and is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Ethnologist, Focaal, Anthropological Theory, New Perspectives on Turkey, International Journal of Political Sociology. She is a member of Academia Europaea and the Science Academy Society of Turkey. She has widely published on processes of migration, urban restructuring, transnationalization and the state, and of disposession and displacement. Her most recent comparative empirical research addressed the location of migrants in city-making processes especially in disempowered cities.

Fields of Research:
  • Globalization, transnationalization processes and reconfiguration of states
  • Critical migration studies and migrant industries
  • Displacement, dispossession and urban restructuring
  • Neoliberalization and capital restructuring
  • Citizenship
  • European cultural policies, migrant cultural production and cultural industries
  • Nationalist discourses, popular culture, and consumer culture
  • Deindustrialized cities
Selected Publications:

Migrants and City Making: Dispossession, Displacement, and Urban Regeneration. (co‐authored with Nina Glick Schiller), Duke University Press, 2018.

Locating Migration: Rescaling Cities and Migrants, co‐edited by Nina Glick Schiller. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018.

“Chronotopes of Migration Scholarship: Challenges of contemporaneity and historical conjuncture“, in: Migration & Temporality, edited by Winnie Lem & Pauline Gardiner Barber. New York & London: Palgrave, 2018.

“Minorities, War and Historical Conjuncture: “A Multiscalar Approach to City Making in a Disempowered City”, in: A. Gingrich ed. Anthropology in Transition Austrian RAI Series, Sean Kingston Publishing, 2018.

“Displacement of European Citizen Roma in Berlin: Sites of contentious politics”, Citizenship Studies. Vol 20. No 5. p. 647‐663, 2016.

“Still “migrants” after all those years: Foundational mobilities, temporal politics and emplacement as an analytical tactic”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Vol 42. No 6. 952‐969, 2016.

“Displacement, emplacement, and migrant newcomers: rethinking urban sociabilities within multiscalar power” (co‐authored with N. Glick Schiller), in: Identities. Global Studies in Culture and Power. Vol 23, No 1. p. 17‐34, 2015.

Background Paper Europe, in: World Migration Report 2015 Migrants and Cities: New urban partnerships to manage mobility, 2015. 

“Anthropology of Citizenship” in International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, ed. By James D. Wright. Amsterdam: Elsiver Ltd, 637-642, 2015.

“Cultural diversity turn, European cultural policies and the location of migrants” In Anthropology, Now and Next: Diversity, Connections, Confrontations, Reflexivity, edited by Christina Garsten, Thomas Hylland Eriksen and Shalini Randeria eds. London/New York: Berghahn Publishers, 2014.

“Sites and the scales of the law: third‐country nationals and EU Roma citizens” In Engin Isin and Michael Saward (Eds) Enacting European Citizenship. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

“Towards a Comparative Theory of Locality in Migration Studies: Migrant Incorporation and City Scale” (co‐authored with Nina Glick Schiller), In Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 35(2): 177‐202, 2009.

“Beyond the Ethnic Lens: Locality, Globality, and Born‐Again Incorporation.” (Co‐authored with Nina Glick Schiller), In: American Ethnologist 33 (4): 612‐633, 2006.