Ayşe Parla

Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sabanci Universitesi, Istanbul; Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

Ayşe Parla is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey and Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. 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. Her 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. She holds a BA from Harvard University, and an MA and PhD in sociocultural anthropology from New York University.