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Emre Korkmaz

MA (Sabanci, Istanbul); PhD (Istanbul)
Subjects: 
International Migration

Eren is a post-doctoral researcher focusing on the public sphere of immigrant workers.

He is a political scientist and his research aims to understand the dynamics of representation and participation of Turkish immigrant workers at trade unions and works councils in the UK, the Netherlands and Germany.

He discusses the relation among the transnational social space of immigrants with the public sphere that they share with native workers and other immigrant communities. He studies workplace-level daily relations of workers, aiming to shed light on the engagement process of immigrant workers with the local working classes.

He also deals with the labour market involvement of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Eren completed his PhD in International Relations at Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Science. His dissertation was on the representation and participation of Turkish immigrant workers at trade unions and works councils in Germany.

He submitted his MA in Turkish Studies at Sabancı University, Istanbul, which compared three transnational solidarity campaigns of trade unions from Turkey and examined the coalition-building process of local and global trade unions and NGOs against transnational corporations. He discussed the role of framework agreements, corporate social responsibility policies, and code of conducts.

From 2010 to 2014, Eren worked as trade union officer in the textile sector in Turkey and between 2014 and 2015 he worked as research assistant at Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, in the Department of International Relations.