Dr. Derya Çakır Demirhan is a lecturer at Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University in Turkey and a visiting scholar at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and Wilfrid Laurier University. She completed her PhD at Hacettepe University in 2020 and her dissertation was on the impact of Syrians living under temporary protection to the national citizenship regime in Turkey.
Her research interests include Turkish politics, identity politics, migration and citizenship with a special focus on temporary protection, refugee and citizenship regimes. Some of her past works focused on patriarchal discourse on social media, globalization, cultural hybridity and multiculturalism.
She taught Political Theory, Migration Politics and Policy, and Foreign Languages for undergraduate students at Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University.
Dr. Çakır Demirhan’s most recent work is about the domestic political debates on the temporary protected Syrians in Turkey and she is currently researching on the “harmonization” policy of Turkey for Syrians living under temporary protection.