Hacı Çevik new fellow of Social Science Works

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We welcome a new fellow at Social Science Works: Hacı Çevik.

Hacı Çevik is currently working on his PhD at the Department of Sociology of the University of Potsdam. He explores the construction of collective identities of Kurds who migrated from Konya to Germany in the context of theories of collective identity, collective memory and migrant networks. At the same time, he is completing his PhD at the Department of Social Work at Hacettepe University. In this thesis, he examines the experiences of social exclusion and discrimination of Syrian refugees within the framework of socio-cultural integration policies.

Haci completed his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Administration at Kocaeli University and his master’s degree in Political Science at Ankara University. The title of his master thesis is “Politicization in the Context of Migration to European Countries: Examples of Kulu and Cihanbeyli”. He researched the processes of politicization and nationalism based on Kurdish ethnic identity of Kurdish immigrants who migrated from Central Anatolia to different countries of Europe and how this had an effect in Turkey. For this thesis he conducted field studies in Turkey, Germany, Switzerland and Sweden.

His interests are migration studies, collective identity, Kurdish political identity, ethnic discrimination, nationalism and politicization, Central Anatolia Kurds, political psychology.

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