Ezgi Irgil

I am a PhD Student at the University of Gothenburg. I study everyday politics within the context of forced migration. I analyse the relationship between host community members, refugees, and local authorities at the city level as experienced in daily life.

Within these relationships, I particularly focus on how did the use of urban public spaces by host community members change after the arrival of refugees, how do refugees perceive everyday regulations imposed on them by the local authorities, and reflections of these dynamics at the local level in re-shaping and re-framing the policy-making process.

Prior to pursuing my PhD, I was working as a Research Assistant at the Migration Research Center at Koc University. I got my MA diploma in International Affairs from the George Washington University, Washington, DC, and my BA diploma in Political Science from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.