Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ayselin YILDIZ is the Head of International Relations Department and UNESCO Chairholder on International Migration at Yasar University (Izmir/Turkey). She received her Phd in international relations and MSc in European Studies from Middle East Technical University. She has been the founder and director of Yasar University European Union Center between 2005 and 2015. She held research fellowships at Wageningen University, University of California Berkeley and University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Yıldız has coordinated and engaged in several EU funded projects and held Jean Monnet Module titled “EU Grants and Project Management”. Her research and publications focus on migration and refugee studies, Turkey-EU relations, and external relations of the EU. She is the author of the book “The European Union’s Immigration Policy: Managing Migration in Turkey and Morocco”, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.
Yıldız, A. (2021). “Göçmenlerle Çalışanlar için Kültürlerarası İletişim” (Intercultural Communication for the People Working with Migrants). Yiğit Kader (der.) Karma Göç ve Göçmen Hakları Eğitim Kitabı, Ankara:IOM.
Yıldız, A. (2020). Impact of the EU–Turkey Statement on Smugglers’ Operations in the Aegean and Migrants’ Decisions to Engage with Smugglers. International Migration, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/imig.12767
Yıldız, A. (2020, Şubat). “Menşe Ülke Kitapçığı“. Ankara: IOM
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