Dr Elif Çetin

Dr. Elif Çetin is an Associate Professor of International Relations and a Faculty member at the Department of International Relations, Yaşar University (Izmir, Turkey). Additionally, she is a Research Associate at the Von Hügel Institute, St Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge. Since September 2023, she has been the Head of the UNESCO Chair on International Migration at Yaşar University, which is the first and only UNESCO Chair in Turkey that specifically focuses on migration.

Dr. Çetin holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. She was a visiting scholar at the EUI (Florence) and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) (Oxford). Her research interests include politicisation of immigration, political discourse formation, and development of immigration control policies in Europe and beyond. Her publications focus on different dimensions of migration management and control policies.