Nadiye Ünsal M.A.
|PhD Working Title||“The Coloniality of the Legal Category Refugee in the Border Regime of Europe and Turkey”|
|Summary||Border and migration studies tent to look at current events and take the prevailing socio-political, economical and legal conceptions of border regimes as given categories and subjectivities. Historically grounded critical border studies offer a deeper insight about how mobility policies, practices and the subjectivities produced by these conceptions were shaped in the past and are (re)configured in present day policies. Adopting a historical perspective for critical border and migration studies would therefore “challenge(s) (the) amnesia of the discipline of migration studies” (Walters).
My PhD-Project “The Coloniality of the Legal Category Refugee in the Border Regime of Europe and Turkey” aspires to give an interdisciplinary account on the geopolitical hegemonies that are (de/re)stabilized through the introduction of the legal category of refugee in the 19th century during Ottoman rule up until the so called EU-Turkey Deal enacted in 2016. The theoretical concepts of Governmentality (Foucault) and Coloniality (Quijano, Mignolo) should set the analytical parts of the thesis. Furthermore, my PhD project will adopt a legal anthropological perspective on the legal category refugee and its genealogy.
|1st Supervisor||Prof. Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez
|2nd Supervisor||Prof. Dr. Regina Römhild (Humboldt University Berlin)|