Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing & Director of Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies, Regent's University London

Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci is Ria Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing & Director of Regent's Centre for Transnational Studies at Regent's University London (www.regents.ac.uk/rcts). Sirkeci is graduate of Bilkent (BA), Sheffield (PhD), and UCL (PGCert). He has widely published on migration, ethnicity, conflict, labour markets, transnational marketing and remittances. His current research projects focuses on remittances and irregularity, migration and conflict relationship, integration of migrants, migrants and labour market disadvantages in the UK, transnational consumers and transnational market entry, and research and business school choice. He has carried out research on migration and minorities in Turkey, Iraq, Germany, and the UK and his research has been funded by many organisations including the World Bank, Higher Education Academy, British Academy, European Commission and Ria Financial among others.
His books include Turkish Migration, Identity and Integration (TPL, 2015), Family and Human Capital in Turkish Migration (TPL, 2015), Transnational Marketing and Transnational Consumers (Springer, 2013), Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond (The World Bank, 2012, with J. Cohen and D. Ratha) and Cultures of Migration, the Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility (University of Texas Press, 2012, with J. Cohen), The Environment of Insecurity in Turkey and the Emigration of Turkish Kurds to Germany (Edwin Mellen Press, 2006).
Prof Sirkeci is editor of several journals including Migration Letters, Transnational Marketing Journal, Kurdish Studies, and Remittances Review (www.tplondon.com/journals). Sirkeci has been a regular contributor to international conferences and he chairs the Turkish Migration Conference series (www.turkishmigration.com) since 2012.

Experience

  • 2005–present
    Ria Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing, Regent's University London
  • 2004–2005
    Research fellow, University of Bristol
  • 2003–2004
    Assistant Professor, Atilim University
  • 1999–2003
    Tutorial Leader (PT), University of Sheffield
  • 1997–1998
    Research Assistant, Hacettepe University Institute of Population Studies

Education

  • 2007 
    Insitute of Education, University College London, PGCE in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • 2003 
    University of Sheffield, PhD in Geography
  • 1997 
    Bilkent University, BA in Political Science and Public Administration

Publications

  • 2016
    Turkish Migration Policy, London, UK: Transnational Press London
  • 2016
    Migration and insecurity: rethinking mobility in the neoliberal age. In: Carrier, James G. (ed.) After the Crisis, Anthropological thought, neoliberalism and the aftermath., London, New York: Routledge, pp. 96-113
  • 2016
    Cultures of migration and conflict in contemporary human mobility in Turkey. , European Review, 24(3): 381-396.
  • 2016
    Conflict, Insecurity and Mobility, London, UK: Transnational Press London
  • 2015
    Politics and Law in Turkish Migration, London, UK: Transnational Press London
  • 2015
    Göç ve Uyum, London, UK: Transnational Press London
  • 2015
    Syrian Crisis and Migration., Migration Letters, 12(3), 181-192.
  • 2015
    Family and Human Capital in Turkish Migration, London, UK: Transnational Press London
  • 2015
    Turkish Migration, Identity and Integration, London, UK: Transnational Press London
  • 2013
    Transnational Marketing and Transnational Consumers, Heidelberg, London: Springer
  • 2012
    Space, Agency and Withdrawal: Birth Control Choices of Women in Turkey, Health Care for Women International, 33(7): 614-630.
  • 2012
    Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond, Washington, DC. USA: The World Bank
  • 2012
    Migration and development: Comparing Mexico-US and Turkey-Europe., Migration Letters, 9(1): 1-10.
  • 2012
    Returns on Education amongst Men in England and Wales: The Impact of Residential Segregation and Ethno-religious Background, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 30(3):296-309.
  • 2011
    Turkmen in Iraq and Their Flight: A Demographic Question, Ankara: ORSAM
  • 2011
    Economic Activity in the South-Asian Population in Britain: The Impact of Ethnicity, Religion and Class, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34(9): 1466-1481.
  • 2011
    Cultures of Migration, the Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility, Austin, USA: University of Texas Press
  • 2010
    Ethno-religious categories and measuring occupational attainment in relation to Education in England and Wales: a multi-level analysis, Environment and Planning A, 42(3): 578 – 591.
  • 2009
    Transnational mobility and conflict, Migration Letters, 6(1), 3-14.
  • 2008
    Sorunlu Bölgelerde Göç - Migration in Conflict Areas, Ankara: Global Strategy Institute
  • 2006
    The Environment of Insecurity in Turkey and the Emigration of Turkish Kurds to Germany, New York: Edwin Mellen Press
  • 2005
    War in Iraq: environment of insecurity and international migration, International Migration, 43(4): 197-214.
  • 2003
    Migration from Turkey to Germany: an ethnic analysis, New Perspectives on Turkey, 2003(28-29): 189-208.
  • 2002
    Revisiting the Turkish migration to Germany after forty years, Siirtolaisuus-Migration, Vol.29, No.2, p.9-20.
  • 2001
    Variables that explain variation in prenatal care in Turkey: social class, education and ethnicity revisited, Journal of Biosocial Science, 33(2): 261-270.
  • 2001
    Socio-Economic development and international migration: a Turkish study, International Migration, 39(4): 39-61.
  • 2000
    Exploring the Kurdish population in the Turkish context, GENUS, an International Journal of Demography, 56(1-2): 149-175.
  • 1999
    The ethnic question in an environment of insecurity: the Kurds in Turkey, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 22(6): 991-1010.
  • 1998
    Türkiye'de Içgöç, Istanbul: Tarih Vakfi Yayinlari

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Remittances and Transnational Marketing
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Ria Money Transfer
  • 2009
    Business School Choice
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    Higher Education Academy
  • 2007
    Role of Research Reputation in Business School Choice
    Role:
    PI
    Funding Source:
    British Academy

Professional Memberships

  • British Academy of Management
  • Academy of Marketing
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • International Union for Scientific Study of Population

Research Areas

  • Migration (160303)
  • Population Trends And Policies (160305)
  • Marketing Theory (150506)
  • Marketing Management (Incl. Strategy And Customer Relations) (150503)
  • Demography (1603)
  • Social And Cultural Geography (160403)