Damla Bayraktar Aksel is a postdoctoral researcher at Koc University (Istanbul) and a national researcher for the Horizon2020 project CEASEVAL, which critically evaluates the Common European Asylum System. She previously held the position of coordinator at Migration Research Center at Koc University (MiReKoc) and worked as a part-time instructor (Research Methods in Social Sciences) at the same university. She holds an M.A. degree in Public Policy at Science Po Paris and B.A. degree in Sociology...


Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • Migration Research Center at Koc University

    University, Istanbul, Turkey
    Postdoctoral researcher


Migration Realities and State Responses: Rethinking International Migration Policies in Turkey

Authors Ahmet İçduygu, Damla B. Aksel
Book Title Social Transformation and Migration
1 Book Chapter

Home States and Homeland Politics

Authors Damla B. Aksel
2 Book

Migration around Turkey: Old Phenomena, New Research

Authors Ahmet İçduygu, Deniz Yükseker, Damla B. Aksel
Year 2013
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3 Book

Irregular Migration in Turkey

Year 2012
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4 Report
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