Funda Ustek-Spilda has recently published a chapter in an edited volume, titled “Turkey’s Syrians: Today and Tomorrow”, edited by Deniz Eroğlu Utku, K. Onur Unutulmaz, Ibrahim Sirkeci. Funda’s chapter, “Deserving Refugee or Undeserving Migrant? The Politics of the Refugee Category in Turkey” investigates the uncertain and fluid categories used for Syrians in Turkey both in official and[…]
Funda gave a TEDx talk on 29 October 2016 on the uncertainty of refugee statistics at the TEDxUCLwomen event, titled “InterSection”. She discussed how politics of numbers influence refugee statistics. She noted that we need to pay attention to what refugee numbers make invisible, as much as what they make visible.
Funda Ustek delivers a paper at the “Current Populism in Europe: Impact on the Political Landscape” in Prague (23-24 May 2016). The conference was organised jointly by the Institute of International Studies at Charles University, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and by the Goethe-Institut Prag. Ustek’s paper titled “Populism by numbers: Refugee Statistics in the EU” looks at how the[…]
Evelyn Ruppert and Funda Ustek contributed to the Visual Social Media Lab Report, “The Iconic Image on Social Media: A Rapid Research Response to the Death of Aylan Kurdi”. Evelyn and Funda’s piece titled “Body Counts: Counting Aylan Kurdi” investigates the politics of counting migrant flows, especially refugees, and lays out the definitional, legal and political[…]