Ipek Demirsu Di Biase

 

ipek.demirsudibiase@phd.unipd.it

demirsuipek@gmail.com

Cycle: XXXIV

RESEARCH PROJECT

Co-existence and the City: Remaking the Immigrant and the Local in the Italian Public Space

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Migration, security, urban ethnography, social integration, solidarity organizations, human rights, gender studies, qualitative research methods.

EDUCATION

2010 – 2011 United Kingdom
University of Exeter

Exchange Programme in  Politics and International Relations

2009 – 2015 Turkey
Sabancı University

PhD in Political Science

 

2007 – 2008 United Kingdom
University of Essex

MA in Theory and Practice of Human Rights as a Chevening/OSI Scholar

2004 – 2007  

Turkey
Middle East Technical University

Major: Sociology Department
Minor: International Relations Department, European Studies Program

RESEARCH AND TEACHING EXPERIENCES

2015-2017

 

Turkey and Belgium

Joint Research Project by Sabanci University and KU Leuven “Accessing interdependence between the European Union and Turkey: Policies and cooperation in regional and global governance,” Postdoctoral Fellow

 

2013-2014 New Zealand

University of Otago National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

Visiting Researcher

2011 Turkey
Sabancı University, Humanity and Society (SPS 102)

Teaching Assistant

2009-2015 Turkey
Sabancı University Law and Ethics (SPS 303)

Teaching Assistant

2006- 2007 Turkey
Middle East Technical University, European Commission 6th Framework Project VEIL: Values, Equality and Differences in Liberal Democracies, Research Assistant

 

MONOGRAPH

Demirsu, Ipek (2017) Counter-terrorism and the Prospects of Human Rights: Securitizing Difference and Dissent, New Security Challenges Series, London: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, ISBN: 978-3-319-50801-6.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Demirsu, Ipek (2017) “Talking Security and Rights: The Framing of Counterterrorism Legislation in the UK,” in Journal of Language and Politics, vol. 16 issue. 6, DOI:10.1075/jlp.15043.dem.
  • Demirsu, Ipek & Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (2017) “The Turkish-EU Cooperation on the Refugee Crisis: The Turkish Perceptions in the Parliamentary Debates,” PACO Working Paper, No. 07 August 2017, Jean Monnet Network PACO-Interparliamentary Cooperation in the EU’s External Action.
  • Demirsu, Ipek & Cihangir-Tetik, Damla, (2018) “Constructing the Partnership with Turkey on the Refugee Crisis: EU Perceptions and Expectations,” in Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies.  DOI:10.1080/19448953.2018.1506291
  • Demirsu, Ipek & Müftüler-Baç, Meltem (forthcoming 2018) “The Turkish-EU Cooperation on the Refugee Crisis: The Turkish Perceptions in the Parliamentary Debates,” in (eds.) Jan Wouters, Meltem Müftüler-Baç, and Kolja Raube, Parliamentary Cooperation and Diplomacy in EU External Relations, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • 2017 8th International Conference ICSR Mediterranean Knowledge-Medworks (University of Salerno) “The Turkey-EU Cooperation on the Refugee Crisis: Turkish Perceptions in the Parliamentary Debates” (Co-authored with Prof. Meltem Müftüler-Baç)
  • 2017    The European Union and Turkey Cooperation in Times of Crisis (KU Leuven) “The European Union’s Perspectives on the Refugee Deal with Turkey” (Co-authored with Damla Cihangir Tetik)
  • 2016    Parliamentary Cooperation and Diplomacy in Europe and Beyond International Conference (Brussels) “Framing the Partnership: Expectations and Perceptions of the Turkey- EU Cooperation on the Refugee Crisis”
  •  2015   Workshop VU Amsterdam (Amsterdam) “EU and the Democratization of National Security in Turkey: Policies and Perceptions”
  • 2015    Security in the European Union and Its Neighborhood: Challenges and Policy Responses, with the Support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union (Dundee) “Breaking with the Dark Past? European Union and the Democratization of Security Policies in Turkey”
  • 2015    Maximizing the Integration Capacity of Europe, Young Researchers Workshop (Istanbul) Breaking with the Dark Past? European Union and the Democratization of Security Policies in Turkey”
  • 2015    Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference (Chicago) “Prevalent Policy Frames in the Making of Counter-terrorism Policies: A Comparative Analysis of Turkey and the UK”
  • 2013      New Zealand Political Science Association Conference (Christchurch) “The Trade-off between Human Rights and National Security: A Comparative Analysis of the UK and Turkey”
  • 2012      BISA-ISA Joint Conference (Edinburgh) “Is WikiLeaks the Harbinger of Global Civil Society or a Re-affirmation of Realism in World Politics?”
  • 2012      Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference (Chicago) “Role of the European Public Opinion in Turkey’s EU-bid.”
  • 2011      ATINER-9th Annual International Conference on Politics & International Affairs   (Athens) “Political Islam and The Spiral Model of Human Rights Change: The Case of Turkish  Penal Code Reform and Women’s Human Rights.”
  • 2010     ECPR Graduate Conference (Dublin) “Political Islam and the Protection of Women’s Human Rights”