Dr. Burcu Togral
Wissenschaftlerin | Regenerierung von Städten

Dr. Burcu Toğral Koca completed her undergraduate studies in International Relations (major) and Sociology (minor) at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara. She received an MA in European Studies and PhD in Political Science from the University of Hamburg. Funded by Hans-Böckler Foundation, her PhD research, titled “The Securitization of Migration in Europe in the post- September 11 era: A Comparative Analysis of Germany and Spain” offers an in-depth empirical analysis on the securitization of migration. During her PhD study, she stayed as a visiting scholar at the University of Kent in Brussels and the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset in Madrid. 

Before coming to the IRS, she worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Eskişehir Osmangazi University in Turkey between 2014-2017 and taught undergraduate and graduate courses on politics of migration, social movements, history of political thought and political sociology. Besides, she was also the Institutional Coordinator of the International Relations Office of Eskişehir Osmangazi University and coordinated Erasmus and other international/national exchange programmes between January 2012 and January 2016.

Her fields of research interests are securitization of migration, border control practices, biopolitics of security, social movements and racism. Her most recent publication is “Syrian refugees in Turkey: from “guests” to “enemies”?” (2016).

Her current project at IRS explores the relationship between migration, urban regeneration and the right to the city with a specific focus on the interaction between Turkish migrants and Syrian refugees in Berlin.

Projekte

Drittmittelprojekte

The aim of the research project is to explore how migrants from Turkey as an established immigrant group have interpreted and acted on the arrival of the Syrian refugees in Berlin from the 2014 onwards until now and whether the interaction between the two groups has resulted in new spaces in which new contestations and/or solidarity emerge. mehr Info

Ausgewählte Publikationen nach Erscheinungsjahr

2016
Togral, B. (2016). Syrian refugees in Turkey: from “guests” to “enemies”?. New Perspectives on Turkey, (54), 55-75. 10.1017/npt.2016.4
Togral, B. (2016). New Social Movements: “Refugees Welcome UK”. European Scientific Journal, 12(2), 96-108. 10.19044/esj.2016.v12n2p96
Togral, B. (2016). Development, Security and the Role of Frontex on the Turkish-Greek Border. in . I. Sirkeci, J. H. Cohen, & P. Yazgan (Hrsg.), Conflict, Insecurity and Mobility . London: Transnational Press London.
2015
Togral, B. (2015). Deconstructing Turkey’s “Open Door” Policy towards Refugees from Syria. Migration Letters, 12(3), 209-225.
Togral, B. (2015). Changing Dynamics of “Migration Management” The “Border” between the EU and Africa. in A. Cunha, M. Silva, & R. Frederico (Hrsg.), The Borders of Schengen . (Euroclio : Studies and Documents; Nr. 93). Bruxelles: Peter Lang.
2014
Togral, B. (2014). Biyopolitika, Güvenlik ve Frontex'in Türkiye-Yunanistan Sınırındaki Rolü. Göç Dergisi, 1(1), 57-76.
2013
Togral, B. (2013). Securitization of Migration in Europe: Critical Reflections on Turkish Migration Practices. Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, 11(2).
Togral, B. (2013). Securitization and Externalization of the Migration Practices in the EU: Readmission Agreements and the Turkish Case. in Human Security in Turkey: Challenges for the 21st century. Abingdon, New York: Routledge.
2011
Togral, B. (2011). Convergence of Securitization of Migration and “New Racism” in Europe: Rise of Culturalism and Disappearance of Politics. in G. Lazaridis (Hrsg.), Security, Insecurity, and Migration in Europe. Farnham, Surrey [u.a.]: Ashgate.

Ausgewählte Publikationen nach Publikationstyp

Beiträge in Fachzeitschriften
Togral, B. (2016). Syrian refugees in Turkey: from “guests” to “enemies”?. New Perspectives on Turkey, (54), 55-75. 10.1017/npt.2016.4
Togral, B. (2016). New Social Movements: “Refugees Welcome UK”. European Scientific Journal, 12(2), 96-108. 10.19044/esj.2016.v12n2p96
Togral, B. (2015). Deconstructing Turkey’s “Open Door” Policy towards Refugees from Syria. Migration Letters, 12(3), 209-225.
Togral, B. (2014). Biyopolitika, Güvenlik ve Frontex'in Türkiye-Yunanistan Sınırındaki Rolü. Göç Dergisi, 1(1), 57-76.
Togral, B. (2013). Securitization of Migration in Europe: Critical Reflections on Turkish Migration Practices. Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, 11(2).
Beiträge in Sammelwerken
Togral, B. (2016). Development, Security and the Role of Frontex on the Turkish-Greek Border. in . I. Sirkeci, J. H. Cohen, & P. Yazgan (Hrsg.), Conflict, Insecurity and Mobility . London: Transnational Press London.
Togral, B. (2015). Changing Dynamics of “Migration Management” The “Border” between the EU and Africa. in A. Cunha, M. Silva, & R. Frederico (Hrsg.), The Borders of Schengen . (Euroclio : Studies and Documents; Nr. 93). Bruxelles: Peter Lang.
Togral, B. (2013). Securitization and Externalization of the Migration Practices in the EU: Readmission Agreements and the Turkish Case. in Human Security in Turkey: Challenges for the 21st century. Abingdon, New York: Routledge.
Togral, B. (2011). Convergence of Securitization of Migration and “New Racism” in Europe: Rise of Culturalism and Disappearance of Politics. in G. Lazaridis (Hrsg.), Security, Insecurity, and Migration in Europe. Farnham, Surrey [u.a.]: Ashgate.