Sibel Karadağ

Postdoctoral researcher

Sibel Karadağ is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc). She completed her doctoral research in Political Science and International Relations at Koç University in 2020 with the dissertation titled “Monitoring Migration, Governing Borders in the Aegean Sea: An Ethnographic Study of Practices, Subjectivities and Narratives”. In 2018-2019, she was a Fulbright Fellow in Political Science at Yale University. Her research interests lie mainly in critical security and border studies, migration and mobility, politics of humanitarianism, globalization and transnationalism, sovereignty and citizenship, and social and political theory. She has presented her work at universities in the USA, UK, Germany, Greece and Spain as well as at international conferences such as the International Studies Association (ISA) and the European International Studies Association (EISA). She published on border externalization, securitization, international migration and humanitarianism in journals such as Geopolitics, Turkish Studies, Comparative Migration Studies and Toplum ve Bilim. She received her BA in Social and Political Science and MA in European Studies from Sabancı University; and an M.Sc. in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) with the Jean Monnet Scholarship.