Dr. Gokay Ozerim is a member of the International Relations Department as an Assistant Professor and the Director of the European Union Research Center at Yaşar University in Turkey. He holds a PhD on European Studies from Dokuz Eylul University with a research focus on migration, security and interculturalism. He has published on anti-immigration actors in Europe, Europeanization of migration policies and the security-identity nexus in the Southeast European countries. In 2004, he worked for a non-governmental immigrant organization in Ancona, Italy. He was awarded the Chevening Scholarship of UK Government in 2010 and did research during 3 months at the Centre of Migration, Politics and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford as part of his PhD studies. In 2014, Dr. Ozerim has been at the Institute of European Studies in University of California, Berkeley as a visiting scholar. He has been working in several European Union funded projects and delivered trainings on intercultural learning, youth participation, social responsibility and project management since 2007.