Birce Altıok

PhD Researcher & Coordinator

Birce Altıok is the Coordinator at Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc) and  PhD candidate at Koç University in the Department of International Relations. She received her MA in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University (2011) and BS in Global and International Affairs from Binghamton (SUNY) and Boğaziçi University (2010). She is currently working on her dissertation at Koç University on refugee activism with a special focus on state-civil society relations. She has publications on foreign policy, social cohesion and civil society. Her research interests include forced migration, refugee activism and state policies.