Birce Altıok

Post-doc Researcher & General Coordinator

Birce Altıok is a Coordinator and post-doctoral researcher at the Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc) in Istanbul, Turkey. She completed her PhD in Political Science and International Relations at Koç University in 2021, focusing on forced migrant groups’ access to activism practices in Turkey and Greece after 2010. She received the 2022 APSA Migration & Citizenship Section Best Dissertation Prize for her work titled “Refugee Activism and State Policies in Comparative Perspective: Contentious Voices from Greece and Turkey.” With an MA in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University (2011) and a BS in Global and International Affairs from Binghamton (SUNY) and Boğaziçi University (2010), she has been involved in various research projects funded by TÜBİTAK, Erasmus+, Cost Action, and Horizon. She is currently a post-doc researcher in the H2020 project “Key Inclusive Development Strategies for Lifelong Learning” and a project researcher in the TÜBİTAK-funded project “Foreign Students in Turkish Higher Education: Structure, Institution and Actor Interactions in Policy-Making Processes.” Previously, she contributed as one of the country members to the Cost Action “International Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities’ Survey Data Network” (2017-2021). She has publications on foreign policy, social cohesion, and civil society. ORCID: 0000-0002-7307-6589