Middle East Studies
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Ayşe Şanli

Department: Anthropology

Ayşe Şanli is a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology. Her dissertation focuses on the daily practices that constitute migration reception in the aftermath of border crossings in Palermo, Sicily (Italy), and how the European immigration policies are understood and challenged on the ground by immigrants, humanitarian workers, cultural mediators, and activists. Her research investigates how migrant influx turns into a persisting emergency condition, which leads to changing forms of humanitarian/solidarity work over the long term. The CMES award will allow her to participate in the 2023 Black Europe Summer School program, which addresses a wide range of critical issues related to race and ethnic relations, anti-racism, and migration in contemporary Europe.