Curriculum Vitae

  • since 2018
    Assessor under the Chair of History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey / Ruhr University Bochum
  • since 2017
    Lecturer at Faculty of History/ Ruhr University Bochum
    Course Taught: Contemporary Turkey and Migration
  • 2017-2020
    Review editor, H-Nationalism, online-network for studies on nationalis
  • 2017
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Georg-Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, Brunswick, Germany
    Research Theme: Representations of the Ottoman History in Contemporary Turkish History Curricula
  • 2013-2016
    Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of History, Ruhr University Bochum
    Research Theme: Conceptualisations of European Identity in Relation to Turkey
  • 2011-2012
    Guest Researcher, l’Université libre de Bruxelles, Research Group ‘International Actors and their Discourses’, Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques
    Research Theme: Conceptualisations of European Identity in Relation to Turkey
  • 2010-2011
    Exchange Student at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom
  • 2008-2011
    Teaching Assistant, Izmir University of Economics, Department of International Relations and the European Union, Izmir, Turkey.
    Courses Taught and Assisted: Theories of Nationalism, EU - Turkey Relations, Turkish Politics, Balkan Politics, Workshop in International Relations, Workshop in European Politics

Research Project

Between Sympathy and Enmity: Refugee Debates in Turkey Impacted by Political Identities and Socioeconomic Realties

The present project explores the history of the contemporary ‘refugee problem’ in Turkey emanated from the refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria, and explores refugee movements and Turkey’s refugee policy as well as their impacts on politics and society. To this end, it investigates the evolution of refugee movements (including the accommodations of refugees in parts of Turkey) and political responses at national, and local levels from November 2014, the date of granting the Syrians temporary protection statuses, till July 2016, when the refugee debates were abated by a coup attempt and the following state of emergency. To this end, the project looks into the archival sources of the Turkish National Grand Assembly and local municipal parliaments in Istanbul, Izmir, Hatay, and Sanliurfa, and also uses national and local news media.
The period under investigation features the refugee mobilities throughout Turkey, as well as constructions and opening of refugee camps, and debates over these changes at national and local politics. National and local debates during the mentioned period were inflamed by the rising number of Syrian refugees and their social and economic impacts, humanitarian tragedies befalling the refugees, terrorist attacks in Turkey, two national elections held in 2015, the negotiations with the European Union about preventing illegal passage to Europe, and finally the proposals of granting citizenship to refugees currently based in Turkey.

Recent Publications

  • Between Invention and Authenticity: Representations of Abdulhamid II in the Turkish Media
    In: Pierre Hecker, Kaya Akyildiz, Ivo Ozan Furman (eds.), The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Turkey (forthcoming).
  • Debating Turkey in Europe: Identities and Concepts
    Berlin: De Gruyter, 2020
  • Almanya’da Toplum (Gesellschaft in Deutschland“
    In: Hüseyin Bağcı, İsmail Ermağan, Burak Gümüş (eds.), Dünya Siyasetinde Almanya 2: Tarih, Dış Politika, Ekonomi, Toplum (Istanbul: Nobel Yayinevi, 2020)
  • Coming to Terms with Liberal Democracy by the Populist Radical Right Parties of Western Europe: Evidence from European Parliament Speeches over Minorities and Migration
    In: Armagan Teke Lloyd (ed.), Exclusion and Inclusion in International Migration: Power, Resistance and Identity (London: TP London, 2019).
  • Conceptualisations of the Turkish Past by European Political Parties: Uses of the Accession Criteria
    In: Caner Tekin and Stefan Berger, History and Belonging: Representations of European History in Contemporary European Politics (New York: Berghahn Books, 2018), 174 – 192.
  • With Stefan Berger, eds., Creating Identity through History: Representations of European History in Contemporary European Politics
    New York: Berghahn Books, 2018.
  • With Stefan Berger: Introduction: Towards a ‚Europeanized’ European History?
    In: Caner Tekin and Stefan Berger, History and Belonging:
    Representations of European History in Contemporary European Politics (New York: Berghahn Books, 2018), 1 – 20
  • Coming to Terms with Liberal Democracy by the Populist Radical Right Parties of Western Europe: Evidence from European Parliament Speeches over Minorities and Migration
    In: Ibrahim Sirkeci and Armagan Teke Lloyd (eds.), Exclusion and Inclusion in International Migration: Power, Resistance and Identity (London: TP London, 2019.

Contact


Dr. Caner Tekin
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Centre for Mediterranean Studies
Am Bergbaumuseum 31
D-44791 Bochum

Dr. Caner Tekin