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Dr Ibrahim Soysüren

Visiting Research FellowSoysuren_Ibrahim

Email: ibrahim.soysuren@unine.ch 

Primary Staff Sponsor: Dr Nicholas de Genova

Ibrahim Soysüren is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. He studied law and has a Master’s degree in economics, both from the University of Marmara (Istanbul). He has been a lawyer at the Istanbul Bar Association since 2001. He also studied French and Sociology and obtained a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Neuchâtel. Since 2010, he has been working at this University on several research projects. He was a visiting researcher at the University of Galatasaray (Istanbul) and the Population and Development Centre (CEPED), a joint research unit of the Paris Descartes University and the French Institute for Research on Development (Paris).

He holds a PhD from the University of Neuchâtel. The title of his dissertation is “Sociological and legal analysis of the deportation of foreigners in France, Switzerland and Turkey: For a comparative sociology of the deportation of foreigners”. He has published two books: “The Deportation of Foreign Offenders: Abdelmalek Sayad’s sociology on the basis of the Swiss case” (in French) and, “Border and Deportation” (co-edited with Didem Danış) (in Turkish). He is also the author of several articles.

He currently works on the following comparative research: “Institutional uses of European technological tools for identification and avoidance strategies by foreigners to be deported in France and in Switzerland: Towards a Europeanization of the deportation of unwanted foreigners”.  This research is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and directed by Professor Mihaela Nedelcu.

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