Our article with Eda Kirişçioglu is now published with the Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies.

Eda Kiriscioglu & Aysen Ustubici (2023): “At Least, at the Border, I Am Killing
Myself by My Own Will”: Migration Aspirations and Risk Perceptions among Syrian and Afghan
Communities, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies, DOI: 10.1080/15562948.2023.2198485



Our article with Ezgi Elçi, is now published in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Using a mixed-method approach, we unpack the role of social class, integration experience and considerations for future social mobility in aspirations to say put or move onward among young Syrians in Turkey.

“Aspirations among Young Refugees in Turkey: Social Class, Integration and Onward Migration in Forced Migration Contexts” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2022, online version (co-authored with Ezgi Elçi).

JULY 2021

Our article with Ezgi Elçi and Eda Kirişçioğlu is now published with the journal Disasters. The findings are based on an online survey we launched in early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic and the results indicate that financial the negative financial impact of the pandemic have been unequally distributed between citizens and Syrian refugees on the onset of the crisis. We ran a number of online surveys and online experiments during different phases of the pandemic, stay tuned for more!

Elçi, E., Kirisçioglu, E., & Üstübici, A. (2021) How COVID‐19 financially hit urban refugees: evidence from mixed‐method research with citizens and Syrian refugees in TurkeyDisasters. online version.

APRIL 2021

I had the pleasure to be one of the recipients of the 2021 Science Academy’s Young Scientist Awards Program (BAGEP).