In this lecture Meltem Yilmaz Sener will talk about her research project on return migration, and also talk about her research interests in general.
Meltem Yilmaz Sener had her PhD in sociology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the USA in 2010.
Her PhD dissertation focused on the World Bank’s social risk management framework for poverty alleviation. In her dissertation, she made an evaluation of this framework by looking at a project that was designed based on it and implemented in Turkey. She did fieldwork conducting interviews, participant observation, and analysis of the World Bank documents.
Her research interests are in the areas of migration, transnational studies, development, social inequality, social policy, and gender. She has offered courses and published several articles in these areas.
The most recent research project that she coordinated was about the return migration of Turkish skilled migrants from the US and Germany.
Before starting to work at the Center for Intercultural Communication, VID, Sener worked at Istanbul Bilgi University as an assistant professor, and Nord University as an associate professor, in addition to holding visiting positions in the US and Norway.
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