Professor Douglas Massey is a professor of Sociology at the Woodrow Wilson School
of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. His research focuses on the
sociology of immigration with particular emphasis to North America. He received his B.
A. in Sociology, Psychology, and Spanish, from Western Washington University in
1974, and in 1977 he received an M.A. in Sociology from Princeton University. Massey
holds a PhD from Princeton University.

Douglas S. Massey is the founder and co-director of the Mexican Migration Project and
the Latin American Migration Project, with his long-time collaborator Jorge Durand.
Massey was president of the Population Association of America in 1996. He served as
the 92nd president of the American Sociological Association, 2000–2001. Since 2006
he has been president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

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Turkish Migration in Europe Conference - Dec'12
Migrant Neighbourhoods and Urban Residential
Areas | Conveners: Dr Tahire Erman, Bilkent University,

Kurdish Migration and Borderlands | Conveners: Dr
Welat Zeydanlioglu and Dr Cengiz Gunes, Kurdish Studies
Network, Sweden & UK

Ageing Turks in Europe | Convener: Dr Anika
Liversage, The Danish National Centre for Social Research,
Dealing with Uncertainty in Migration Research |
Convener: Dr Jakub Bijak, University of Southampton, UK

Grounded Theory in Migration Studies | Convener:
Prof Dilek Cindoglu, Artuklu University, Turkey
Turkish Migration Conference 2014, 30 May - 1 June
2014, Regent's University London, UK

Turkish Migration in Europe Conference, 7-9
December 2012, Regent's University London, UK
Professor Barry R. Chiswick, a renowned economist whose seminal research on labor
markets and immigration has helped inform the nation’s public policy debate joined
Columbian College in January as the new chair of its Department of Economics. A
former economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, Chiswick came to
GW from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he served as a
distinguished professor and founding director of the UIC Center for Economic
Education. Author of 14 books and more than 160 scholarly articles and book
chapters, Chiswick’s areas of interest include skill acquisition, the labor market
adjustment and economic impact of immigrants and immigration policy, and the
human capital and labor market behavior of racial, religious, and ethnic groups. His
published public policy analyses have led to appearances before the U.S. Congress
and consulting work for U.S. government agencies and international organizations,
such as the World Bank.

Chiswick received a PhD in Economics with Distinction from Columbia University in
1967, and has held permanent and visiting appointments at UCLA, Columbia
University, Stanford University, Princeton University, University of Chicago, City
University (New York), Hebrew University (Jerusalem), Tel Aviv University, the
University of Haifa, and Ben-Gurion University. From 1973 to 1977, he was Senior
Staff Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. In addition, he
served as chairman of the American Statistical Association Census Advisory
Committee and past president of the European Society for Population Economics. He
is currently Associate Editor of the Journal of Population Economics and Research in
Economics of the Household and is on the editorial boards of four other academic
journals. Since 2004, he has been the Program Director for Migration Studies at the
Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany.

Chiswick has received numerous awards for his work including a Fulbright Research
Fellowship, the Senior University Scholar Award from the University of Illinois, the
Carleton C. Qualey Article Award from the Immigration History Society, the Milken
Institute Award for Distinguished Economic Research, the Marshall Sklare Award from
the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, the 3M Economic Education
Excellence Award from the Illinois Council on Economic Education, and an honorary
doctorate from Lund University in Sweden.

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Professor Caroline Brettell is Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor and Director of the
Interdisciplinary Institute at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA. She holds a
Ph.D. from Brown University. Caroline Brettell joined the faculty of Southern Methodist
University in 1988. In 2003, she was named Dedman Family Distinguished Professor
and in 2009 University Distinguished Professor. She served as Director of Women's
Studies from 1989-1994 and as Chair of Anthropology from 1994-2004, as well as Dean
ad Interim of Dedman College, 2006-2008. She is currently serving as the Ruth Collins
Altshuler Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute in Dedman College. She received her
B.A. in Latin American Studies from Yale University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in
Anthropology from Brown University.

In 2000-2001, she served as President of the Social Science History Association and
between 1996 and 1998, she was President of the Society for the Anthropology of
Europe (SAE). She served as President of the SMU Faculty Senate and as a member of
the SMU Board of Trustees in 2001-2002. She served as a member of the selection
committee for the International Dissertation Research Program for the Social Science
Research Council (2003-2005) and for their International Migration Program
(2000-2002). She has also served as a member of SNEM-3 Scientific Review Panel,
National Institute of Health (1999-2003). Among her research interests are: migration
and immigration, the cross-cultural study of gender, the intersections of anthropology
and history, and European ethnography, particularly Portugal. Other interests include
ethnicity, historical demography and family history, kinship, and the anthropological
study of religion.

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Professor Tariq Modood is the founding Director of the University of Bristol's Research
Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship. He has held over 40 grants and
consultancies (UK, European and US), have over 30 (co-)authored and (co-)edited
books and reports and over 150 articles or chapters in political philosophy, sociology
and public policy. He is the co-founding editor of the international journal Ethnicities.
His recent publications include Multiculturalism: A Civic Idea (Polity, 2007; second
edition, 2013); Still Not Easy Being British: Struggles for a Multicultural Citizenship
(Trentham Books, 2010); and as co-editor,  Secularism, Religion and Multicultural
Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 2009); Global Migration, Ethnicity and
Britishness (Palgrave, 2011);  European Multiculturalisms (Edinburgh University Press,
2012); Religion in a Liberal State (Cambridge University Press, 2013); Tolerance,
Intolerance and Respect: Hard to Accept? (Palgrave,  2013).

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Professor Kemal Kirisci is the TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and
Europe's Turkey Project at Brookings Institute, with an expertise in Turkish foreign policy and migration

Professor Jeffrey Cohen's research focuses on three areas: migration, development
and nutrition.  Since the early 1990s he as studied the impact, structure and outcome
of migration from indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico to the US with support
from the National Science Foundation.   He has also conducted comparative research
on Mexican, Dominican and Turkish migration.  His work on traditional foods, nutrition
and migration was supported by the National Geographic Society.  In addition to
ongoing work in Oaxaca, he is currently studying the migration of Mexicans to

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Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Chair UC Comparative Immigration
& Integration Program. Philip Martin received his degree from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison in 1975. His research focuses on: immigration, farm labor, and
economic development. Martin is Chair of the University of California’s Comparative
Immigration and Integration Program, and editor of the monthly Migration News and
the quarterly Rural Migration News.

Martin has earned a reputation as an effective analyst who can develop practical
solutions to complex and controversial migration and labor issues. In the U.S., he was
the only academic appointed to the Commission on Agricultural Workers to assess the
effects of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. He received UC Davis’
Distinguished Public Service award in 1994. Heassessed the prospects for Turkish
migration to European Union between 1987 and 1990, evaluated the effects of
immigration on Malaysia’s economy and its labor markets in 1994-95, and Martin was
a member of the Binational Study of Migration between 1995 and 1997. In 2001-02,
he assessed the options for dealing with unauthorized migration into Thailand.

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Gürsel is an award winning Turkish author. He is a graduate of the Sorbonne's
Department of Modern French Literature. His has completed his PhD dissertation on
Louis Aragon and Nazim Hikmet. In 1977, Gürsel’s A Summer without End won the Prize
of the Turkish Language Academy. In 2008, Gürsel published The Daughters of Allah.
Gürsel is a founding member of the International Parliament of Writers. He teaches
contemporary Turkish literature at the Sorbonne, and works as the research director
on Turkish Literature at the International French Science Research Center (CNRS).
Gürsel's awards also include the Abdi Ipekçi Prix (1986), the Freedom Award by French
PEN Club (1986), Haldun Taner Citation (with Tomris Uyar and Murathan Munhan)
(1987), Struga Gold Plaque Award (1992), France-Turquie Literary Prize “Fernand
Rouillon” (2004), and Art and Literature Chivalry by French Government (2004).

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Dr Nedim GŁrsel at Turkish Migration Conference 2015