Esra Kaytaz

DPhil, University of Oxford

Esra Kaytaz is currently working on her DPhil in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford where she previously read Archaeology and Anthropology (BA) and Development Studies (MPhil). Esra’s doctoral research is focused on understanding how Afghan migrants and refugees in Turkey perceive and negotiate risks and uncertainties related to their migratory choices in Turkey. She completed her fieldwork in January 2012. Her master’s research was similarly based on understanding the decision making processes of Christian convert Iranian asylum seekers in Turkey. Esra has worked for the Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly Refugee Advocacy Program in Turkey providing legal aid in the field of detention and refugee status determination. Esra has also been a researcher for the Global Migration Governance Program at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, with particular focus on ‘survival migration’ in the African context.


Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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