GEORGIANA TURCULET

Name: Georgiana Turculet

Host Institution: Koç University ( MiReKoç)
Profile:Within the field of Political Science, I specialize in the sub-field of Political Theory. As a philosopher, I am especially interested in exploring issues concerning migration and the rights of migrants from a normative perspective. My research interest attempts to bridge the gap between the realm of philosophers with those of migration scholars and policy makers.  I focus on migration, citizenship, and democracy, particularly the moral and political issues raised by the movement of people across state borders.While a PhD candidate at the Central European University in Budapest, I have been awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship, which has led me to spending one year at Koc University in Istanbul at the Migration Research Center MiReKoc as well as the Department of International Relations. Prior to my arrival at Central European University I gained professional experience working as a journalist and in the communication and press departments of the European Commission in London and the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in East Jerusalem. I have collaborated with a number of NGOs and INGOs dealing with various aspects of migration, internal displacement and refugees, and some governmental institutions, including the Italian Ministry of Education.I received my BA and MA degrees (graduating summa cum laude) in Communications and Politics from the University of Roma Tre in Italy. Other academic affiliations financed by various sponsorships and awards include: University Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris (as a one-year Erasmus student), the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science of Columbia University (as a Visiting Scholar one year in each department), where I wrote my MA dissertation on the “Moral Psychology of Identity”; and the Center of Migration COMPAS, Oxford (almost one semester, informal visit).
Some non-academic achievements in the artistic field encompass the areas of literature, art, photography, and documentary. An autobiographical essay “Ro-mania” was selected for publication and presented in the International Literary Festival of Turin, Italy. I contributed to the project “Mairie Monde” exhibited in the renowned Centre Pompidou in Paris. Both works problematize the concept of social integration. “Borderlands: Faces of the Middle East”, a photo reportage I took in Israel, occupied Palestinian territory and Jordan was exhibited by the International Massolit Book Café in Budapest. I have participated in “18 IUS SOLI”, a documentary that examines the concept of citizenship in Italy, encouraging critical comparative analysis about immigrant rights in the United States and Europe. Screenings have been hosted since 2010 in multiple governmental institutions, international organizations, amongst the most prestigious universities in the two continents including Oxford University, in which Q&A discussion I was invited and engaged with enormous honor.

         Scientific Articles:

         Book Chapters:

  • TURCULET, G. (2016). “Interest Over Justice in Policy Recommendations. Reflections on the Syrian Refugee Crisis”. In E. Chemin, Ö. A. Cetrez, U. Korkut and D. Chatty (eds.). Methodologies of Forced Migration: Past and Present Amongst Refugees in the Mediterranean. Transactions. Istanbul Swedish Institute.
  • TURCULET, G. (2015). “Immigration and Democratic States’ Borders: A Normative Map of Migration Theories”. In ROMANIUK, S. N. AND MARLIN, M. (eds.), Democracy and Civil Society in a Global Era. (London and New York: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis). ISBN-13: 978-1498707039 and ISBN-10: 1498707033

         Conference Presentations:

  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: INTEGRIM-Scribani conference: ‘International migration, integration and social justice in Europe’. TITLE: “A fair Cooperation Scheme in a de facto Uncooperative Institution? The EU and the Current Refugee Crisis”. DATE AND PLACE: 6-8 July 2016. DEUSTO University, Bilbao, ES
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: New Europe College – Institute for Advanced Studies. TITLE: “Refugees, Migrants and Cosmo-Politics, The Least Discussed Migration Policies Affecting Refugees: the Syrian Case”. DATE AND PLACE: 3-4 June 2016. Bucharest, RO
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Istanbul Bilgi University Center for Migration Research, Global Compact Workshop. TITLE: “The Least Discussed Migration Policies affecting Refugees. The Syrian Case, Istanbul, Turkey”. DATE AND PLACE: 18 April 2016, Istanbul, TR
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: 8th Graduate Network Conference. TITLE: “The Least Discussed Migration Policies affecting Refugees. The Syrian Case”. DATE AND PLACE: 6-8 April 2016, Budapest, HU
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Chair, Annual Doctoral Conference DATE AND PLACE: 5 April 2016, Central European University, Budapest, HU
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: IMISCOE Spring Conference, Measures of Control: Managing Migration in the 21st Century. TITLE: “The Least Discussed Migration Policies affecting Refugees. The Syrian Case”. DATE AND PLACE: 18-19 February 2016, Copenhagen, DK
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Marie Curie INTEGRIM 3rd Annual Conference Citizenship in Motion: Responses to increasing Transnationality, Interest over Justice in Policy Recommendations. TITLE: “Reflections on the Syrian Refugee Crisis”. DATE AND PLACE: 18-20 November 2015, Istanbul, TR
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Global Webinar Conference Call. TITLE: “The Normative Theory of Immigration Workshop, Migration and States Borders. Which Facts to Complement the Normative Desiderata?”. DATE AND PLACE: 14 October 2015, New York, USA
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: ECPR General Conference (co-chair). TITLE: “Justice and Immigrant Admission Policies”. DATE AND PLACE: 26-29 August 2015, Montreal, CA
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: ECPR General Conference. TITLE: “Citizenship Integration, and Temporary Migration, The Least Discussed Migration Policies affecting Refugees. The Syrian Case”. DATE AND PLACE: 26-29 August 2015, Montreal, CA
  • CONFERENCE/EVENT: Nordic Network Meeting, Swedish Research Institute. TITLE: “N-either Refugees, N-or Guests. The Syrian Case”. DATE AND PLACE: 16 August 2015, Istanbul, TR
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Diasporas and Transnational Community Summer School, TITLE: “N-either refugees, N-or Guests. Syrian Refugees in camps and in the Urban Space in the Turkish context. A Normative Inquiry”. DATE AND PLACE: 29 June-10 July 2015, MireKoç, Istanbul, TR
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Integrim Scientific Thematic Workshop Citizenship and Political Participation, On the Normativity of States Borders, CEDEM. TITLE: “Religion and the Political Participation and Mobilization of Immigrant Groups. A Transatlantic Perspective”. DATE AND PLACE: 11-13 May 2015. University of Liege, BE
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Philosophy and Logic Graduate Second Conference. TITLE: “From Justice Between States to Justice to Refugees”. DATE AND PLACE: 24-26 April 2015. Belgrade, RS
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Political Science Annual Conference (ADC). TITLE: “The Least Discussed Inconsistencies in the Refugee Law, From Justice Between States to Justice to Refugees”. DATE AND PLACE: 21 April 2015, Central European University, Budapest, HU
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Migration Research Center MireKoç, Brown Bag Seminar Series. TITLE: “Whose Responsibility is the Syrian Crises. From Justice Between States to Justice to Refugees”. DATE AND PLACE: 15 April 2015, Istanbul, TR
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Philosophical Society Of Southern Africa Annual Conference (PSSA). TITLE: “A Conceptual Map of Theories of Migration: Is migration too Politicized or too Philosophized?”. DATE AND PLACE: 12-14 January 2015, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University for Tomorrow, Port Elizabeth, ZA
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Borders, Mobility, Diversity: Old Questions, New Challenges, International Conference MireKoç. International Migration and States Borders. TITLE: “An overview presenting ways forward from the open versus closed borders dichotomous view”. DATE AND PLACE: 20-21 November 2014, Istanbul, TR
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: TITLE: “International Justice and Global Justice”. DATE AND PLACE: 17 November 2014, Koç University, Department of Philosophy, Istanbul, TR
  • CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Current Social and Economic Issues of the European Society, Conclusive Conference for the ESF project (aimed at strengthening competences of students and teachers). TITLE: “International migration. An overview presenting ways forward from the open versus closed borders dichotomous view”. DATE AND PLACE: 22-24 October 2014, at Karel Englis College, Brno, CZ

         Other scientific activities:

  • ROLE: Discussant. CONFERENCE/ EVENT: 8th Graduate Network Conference, The Determinants of Natives’ Interethnic Relationships. TITLE: “The Role of the Social Environment and Personal Attitudes towards Migrants from a Longitudinal Perspective”. DATE AND PLACE: 6-8 April 2016, Philipp Simon Eisnecker, Budapest, HU
  • ROLE: Reviewer for the journal Studies in Social and Political Thought 
  • ROLE: Discussant. CONFERENCE/ EVENT: Integrim 3rd Annual Conference, On Citizenship. TITLE: Working Package Two, Citizenship and Political Participation”. DATE AND PLACE: 18-20 November 2015, Istanbul, TR
  • ROLE: Co-Chair CONFERENCE/EVENT: ECPR General Conference. TITLE: “Citizenship, Immigrant Integration, and Temporary Migration”. DATE AND PLACE: 26-29 August 2015, Montreal, CA