MiReKoc 2021 International Summer School Program 

11-22 October 2021 

Monday, October 11, 2021 

9:30-10:00 – Welcome and Registration

10.00-10:30 – Welcoming Remarks, Prof. Ahmet İçduygu, Koç University

10.30-12.00 – Introductory Lecture: Ethics and Methods in Research-Policy Nexus, Prof. Peter Scholten, Erasmus University Rotterdam

12:00-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:30 – Lecture: The Role of Curiosity in Research, Prof. İlhan İnan, Koç University

15:30-15:45 – Coffee Break

15:45-16:45 – Introducing MiReKoc and an overview of its research projects

17:00-19:00 – Pide night

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

09:30-11:00 – Lecture:  COVID19 and Migration Research, Dr. Marie McAuliffe, Head of Migration Research Division, IOM

11:00-11:30 – Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 – Lecture: Ethical Issues in Migration Research, Dr. Ilse van Liempt, Utrecht University

13:00-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:30 – Lecture: Big Data in Migration Research, Dr. Albert Ali Salah, Utrecht University

15:30-16:00 – Coffee Break

16:00-17:00 – PhD Workshop:

Asymmetrical dependencies in science production: a case study of illegalized migration researchers’ emotions and vicarious trauma, Katja Girr

Mapping Migration Infrastructures: Epistemological and ethical reflection on digital methods, Peter Teunissen

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 

09:30-10:30 – Lecture: Gender Aware Research Methods and Migration Studies, Dr. Özlem Altan-Olcay, Koç University

10:30-10:45 – Coffee Break

10:45-11:45 – Lecture: Gender Aware Research Methods and Migration Studies, Dr. Özlem Altan-Olcay, Koç University

11:45-12:00 – Coffee Break

12:00-13:00 – PhD Workshop:

Migration Industries, NGOs and Gender: LGBTI+ Refugees in Turkey, Mert Koçak

13:00-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:30 – Lecture: Urban Mapping in Migration Research, Prof. Eleonore Kofman, Middlesex University; Dr. Ezgi Tuncer Kadir Has University

15:30-15:45 – Coffee Break

15:45-17:15 – Lecture: Ethnography and Participatory Methods in Migration Research, Dr. Valerio Colosio, Social Sciences University of Ankara

Thursday, October 14, 2021 

9:30-11:00 – Lecture: Assessing Drivers of Migration, Prof. Mathias Czaika, Danube University Krems

11:00-11:15 – Coffee Break

11:15-13.00 – PhD Workshop:

‘Revitalizing’ Detroit: Creating Pathways for Migrant Emplacement, Ana Cukovic

Gender-based analysis in the context of migration: possibilities of integrating intersectionality and discourse analysis while coding with QDAS software, Claudia Di Matteo

Asymmetrical Dependencies among Pakistani Migrants in Italy. The Role of Social Capital, Ayesha Abid Hussain

13:00-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:30 – Lab Session: Qualitative Methods: Focus Groups Discourse Analysis and Framework Methodology with NVivo, Dr. Tuğçe Erçetin, Bilgi University

15:30-15:45 – Coffee Break

15:45-17:15 – Lab Session: Qualitative Methods: Focus Groups Discourse Analysis and Framework Methodology with NVivo, Dr. Tuğçe Erçetin, Bilgi University

Friday, October 15, 2021 

09:30-11:00 – Lab Session: Qualitative Methods: Focus Groups Discourse Analysis and Framework Methodology with NVivo, Dr. Tuğçe Erçetin, Bilgi University

11:00-11:15 – Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 – Lab Session: Qualitative Methods: Focus Groups Discourse Analysis and Framework Methodology with NVivo, Dr. Tuğçe Erçetin, Bilgi University

12:45-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:30 – Lab Session: Qualitative Methods: Focus Groups Discourse Analysis and Framework Methodology with NVivo, Dr. Tuğçe Erçetin, Bilgi University

15:30-15:45 – Coffee Break

15:45-17:15 – Lab Session: Qualitative Methods: Focus Groups Discourse Analysis and Framework Methodology with NVivo, Dr. Tuğçe Erçetin, Bilgi University

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Free Day

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Free day

Monday, October 18, 2021 

09:30-11:00 – Lecture: Surveying Migrants through Social Media, Dr. Steffen Pötzschke, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

11:00-11:30 – Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 – PhD Workshop:

Positively polarized: Can social media push ambivalent locals to be more supportive of refugees in Turkey?, Emma Walker-Silverman

Towards a notion of vernacular border cinema in Ireland-UK, Irene Gutierrez-Torres

12:30-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-15:00 – Lecture: Visual Methods in Migration Research, Dr. Ali Hürriyetoğlu, Koç University

15:00-15:30 – Coffee Break

15:30-17.00 – PhD Workshop

Developing Peace Education Program for Refugee Receiving Schools, Dilara Özel Şen

Making policies on low-skilled labour migration: narratives of an intractable policy problem within a multi-level governance framework, Dorothea Pozzato

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 

09:30-10:30 –Presentation: Mixed methods in times of COVID: Conducting online interviews and surveys with refugees in Turkey, Eda Kirişçioğlu, Universiteit van Amsterdam

10:30-11:00 – Coffee Break

11:00-12.00 – PhD Workshop:

Living on a fault line: transit migrants inhabiting urban transformation in Istanbul, Francesco Maria Pasta

Exploring Times of Uncertainty and Future Projections for Syrian Refugee Mothers and Youths in Canada, Laila Omar

12:00-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-15:00 – Lecture: Experimental Methods in Migration Research, Dr. Sedef Turper, Koç University

15:00- 15:30 – Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00 – Writing and Publishing an Academic Article in Migration Studies, Prof. Ahmet İçduygu, Koç University; Prof. Jan Rath, University of Amsterdam

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

09:30-11:00 – Lab Session: Quantitative methods through R programming, Dr. Ezgi Elçi, Özyeğin University

11:00-11:15 – Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 – Lab Session: Quantitative methods through R programming, Dr. Ezgi Elçi, Özyeğin University

12:45-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:30 – Lab Session: Quantitative methods through R programming, Dr. Ezgi Elçi, Özyeğin University

15:30-15:45 – Coffee Break

15:45-17:15 – Lab Session: Quantitative methods through R programming, Dr. Ezgi Elçi, Özyeğin University

Thursday, October 21, 2021 

09:30-11:00 – Lab Session: Quantitative methods through R programming, Dr. Ezgi Elçi, Özyeğin University

11:00-11:15 – Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 – Lab Session: Quantitative methods through R programming, Dr. Ezgi Elçi, Özyeğin University

12:45-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:30 – Lab Session: Quantitative methods through R programming, Dr. Ezgi Elçi, Özyeğin University

15:30-15:45 – Coffee Break

15:45-17.15 – Lab Session: Quantitative methods through R programming, Dr. Ezgi Elçi, Özyeğin University

18:00-22.00 – Social event- Dinner

Friday, October 22, 2021 

09:30-11:00 – Lecture: MedThinking and Knowledge Production on Mediterranean Migration Research, Ricard Zapata Barrero, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

11:00-11:15 – Coffee Break

11:15-12:45 – Lecture: Network Analysis in Migration Research, Dr. Başak Bilecen, University of Groningen

12:45-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-14:45 – Closing Remarks by Ahmet İçduygu, Koç University

MiReKoc Academic Workshops at the Summer School

MiReKoc Academic Workshops at the Summer School provide a platform for participants working towards their doctorate or conducting on-going research to interact with, and learn from, fellow students and top scholars. MiReKoc encourages the participants of the Summer School to become active members of this vibrant and diverse platform. These workshops are designed as a springboard for successful academic careers by examining important issues such as publishing, reviewing, and collaborative research; the event also provides several networking opportunities.

Attendance to the MiReKoc Summer School Academic Workshops are optional. They will be integrated to the Summer School programme, incorporating presentations by the researchers and discussion sessions with renowned academics. The Academic Workshops will enable participants to approach their doctoral dissertations or on-going research with renewed vigor by engaging in discussions on research design and methodologies with colleagues, and by reviewing their dissertation proposals with the help of others, including fellow participants and more senior researchers who work in the respective area of scholarly inquiry.