Doğuş Şimşek

Teaching Fellow in Political Sociology, University College London

Non-Resident Fellow, Europe-Asia Research Platform on Forced Migration
(October – November 2020)


Forced Displacement and Access to the Labour Market:
The Case of Gaziantep

This project entails an overview and analysis of forced migrant labour in Gaziantep, an export-based growth neoliberal city in Turkey. It addresses questions of how different categories of migrants are located in the labour market and the city; how different local, national and international institutions, including European institutions, relate to different legal registers; how wealth is generated; how different discursive and institutional sources are pulled in; and how forced migrants become part of the labour force, and under what terms and conditions.