Dr Emre Korkmaz

Junior Research Fellow in International Development

Emre Eren Korkmaz is a Departmental Lecturer in Migration and Development at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID). He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs of the Department of Politics and International Relations; and a Visiting Research Fellow at Regent’s University, London, in their Centre for Transnational Business and Management.

From October 2016 to September 2018, he was a British Academy, Newton International Fellow/ post-doctoral researcher at ODID.

As a political scientist and international relations expert, Eren has been working on two main research areas throughout various academic and non-academic posts and projects since 2010:

  • The political representation and public sphere of refugees and immigrants, dealing with Turkey-origin immigrants in Western Europe and Syrian refugees in Turkey.
  • The politics of industrial relations, mainly focusing on the business and human rights issues including sustainability/ human rights due diligence approaches, global supply chain management and labour rights.

A critical aspect of his primary research and consultancy areas is to focus on the social and political aspects of the artificial intelligence. This consists of:

  • The role of artificial intelligence in the global supply chain management which is about the future of the industrial relations between corporations, suppliers and workers.
  • The actual and potential results of blockchain and AI-based humanitarian projects and digital identity initiatives on dealing with the refugee question, sponsored by global technology and financial corporations as a part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects.

He received his PhD from Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Science, and his MA from Sabanci University.

Eren is a member of the editorial board of the journal Migration Letters, published by Transnational Press London.

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