Ayşe Parla is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research interests include migration, citizenship, labor, ethnicity, globalization and transnational processes. Parla is currently completing a book entitled Precarious Hope: Migrants, Law and Relative Privilege. Parla's recent publications include "Property, Dispossession, and Citizenship in Turkey" in Public Culture (2016, with C. Ozgul), "For Us, Migration is Ordinary: Post-1989 Labour Migration from Bulgaria to Turkey" in Migration in the Southern Balkans (2015); and "Labor Migration, Ethnic Kinship, and the Conundrum of Citizenship in Turkey" in Citizenship Studies (2011). Parla was a visiting research scholar at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study at the University of British Columbia in 2014. She was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton in 2016-2017, and will continue her stay there as a visiting scholar in 2017-2018. She holds a BA from Harvard University, and an MA and PhD in sociocultural anthropology from New York University.