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Zeynep Kaşlı works as affiliated researcher at the Van Vollenhoven Institute.
Zeynep Kaşlı works as an affiliated researcher at the Van Vollenhoven Institute for approximately one day per week.
Zeynep holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Law and Society Studies from the University of Washington, Seattle. Her main research interests are minority and migrants’ rights, multi-level governance of citizenship and borders. In her dissertation, based on almost two year long ethnographic fieldwork in Greek and Turkish border towns in Thrace, Zeynep studied the local implications of the transformation of the Greek-Turkish border from a site of antagonism between the two states to a site of cooperation for migration control.
At the Van Vollenhoven Institute, she works on several journal articles and a book proposal based on her dissertation research. She also develops her next project on the relationship between certain rights frames and localities which will bring together citizenship, urban and socio-legal studies. In Spring 2018, she will teach Introduction to Socio-legal Studies at Leiden University College (LUC).