Veysi Dag is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS. His research interests include studies of migration and diaspora, social movements and transnationalism, comparative politics with a focus on refugee and migration policies in Europe, peacebuilding and conflict transformation, and regional policy analysis with a focus on Middle Eastern politics and the Kurdish-Turkish conflict.
In February 2019, he began work as a member of the EU-funded project Migration Governance and Asylum Crises (MAGYC). He investigates functions and politics of diverse Kurdish diaspora associations in European cities, and the process of integration of Kurdish refugees. The aim of his project is to understand and explore the extent to which Kurdish diaspora associations function as part of a multi-scale regime of integration governance. Based on comparative and interpretive analysis, his project seeks to yield fresh insights into the complex relationship between diaspora associations, refugees and state authorities. His study aims to shed light on the ways in which diaspora associations may contribute to a balanced mode of refugee governance from below.