Eren is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford’s Department of International Development. He is a British Academy, Newton International Fellow and since May 2017, he has been a junior research fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.
His current work focuses on the participation of Turkey-origin migrants in the public sphere via trade unions. His post-doctoral research has explored this in a comparative perspective, drawing on the German, Dutch, and UK cases. The research synthesizes Habermasian public sphere theory with the theory of transnational social space within migration studies.
In addition, he has extensive work experience in the field on the labour-market engagement of Syrian refugees in Turkey. He was a migrant-refugee specialist at Ethical Trading Initiative’s Turkey Program between August 2016 and April 2017 and worked as a consultant for the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) between July 2017 and October 2017. He is the co-author of a recently released BHRRC report, “What’s changed for Syrian refugees in Turkish garment supply chains?” that examines policies of transnational corporations towards Syrian refugees in Turkey.