Ayşe Parla

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sabanci Universitesi, Istanbul

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.