Duygu Gürsel

Duygu Gürsel

Freie Universität Berlin

International Summer and Winter University

(FUBiS)

Email
duygugursel[at]yahoo.com

Duygu Gürsel holds a Master's degree in "German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences" from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Middle East Technical University. She is currently completing her dissertation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in Sociology.  In her dissertation, she focuses on the transformation of the figure of migrant labor from factory worker into self-employed in West-Berlin. Her areas of interest include migration and labor, as well as their intersection with gender and urban space. She has worked as a lecturer at the department of Social Conflict and Diversity of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, at the Department of Social Work and the Department of Care Management of Evangelische Hochschule Berlin.

Current FUBiS courses:

Expected         Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, PhD in Sociology, Berlin, Germany

Fall 2019         Dissertation: Migrant Flight from the Factory to Self-employment in West-Berlin

                   1st Supervisor: Prof. Gökce Yurdakul

                       2nd Supervisor: Prof. Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez

2007-2009      METU (Middle East Technical University) & Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

                       MA in „German Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences“

2005-2006      Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany. Sociology (Erasmus)

2001-2006      METU, Ankara, Turkey. BS Sociology

Summer 2019             Instructor, Evangelische Hochschule Berlin, Department of Social Work,Introduction to Sociology

Summer 2019             Teaching assistant, Off-University & Humboldt University of Berlin, Area Studies, Feminist Political Philosophy

Summer 2016             Instructor, Evangelische Hochschule Berlin, Department of Care Management, Introduction to Sociology

Summer 2013             Instructor, Humboldt University of Berlin, Department of Social Conflict and Diversity, Contemporary Debates in Social Theory and Migration

Summer 2013             Instructor, Evangelische Hochschule Berlin, Department of Social Work, Social Inclusion and Exclusion

Winter 2013/14           Instructor, Evangelische Hochschule Berlin, Department of Social Work, Social Inclusion and Exclusion

Summer 2012             Lecturer, Dialogue of Civilizations, Northeastern University, Berlin.

2011-2012, 2013, 2015, 2016

                                   Migration History of Germany Instructor, Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin, Department of Social Work, Turkish-Basic and Intermediate

Research & Teaching Interests:

Sociology of Migration, Labor, Gender, Germany, Urban Studies

Research Experience:

2015                           Fieldwork in Berlin (Interview with migrants about the housing struggles in 1980s in West-Berlin, Archive research in Kreuzberg Museum under the travelling exhibition project „Kämpfende Hütten, urbane Proteste in Berlin von 1872 bis heute“)

2014-2015                  Fieldwork in Berlin (Interview with migrant self-employed, Archive Research in Landesarchiv, FU Archive, funded by Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung)

2009                           Fieldwork in Berlin. (Interviewed migrant women under the Project, „Erinnerungen an eine Neue Heimat“, KulturForum TürkeiDeutschland, Berlin.)

2008                           Fieldwork in Bucharest (Interviews with Roma Organisations about their experiences in the process of integration of the Balkans into the EU)

2007                           Fieldwork in Kirikkale (Interviews with parents, teachers, authorities under the project „Girl’s Education Campaign“ coordinated by Prof. Yusuf Ziya Özcan, funded by UNICEF)

Conferences/Presentations:

2016                           Presentation „Döner und seine affektiven Assoziationen in einer (post-) migrantischen Gesellschaft“, CIERA Workshop, „Postmigrantische Gesellschaften und die Transformation Europäischer Ernährungspraktiken“. Leipzig.

2016                           Presentation “Desires of Migration: Flight from the factory into entrepreneurship“, Conference “What matters? New materialities and material-semiotic perspectives in critical migration and border studies'. Munich.

2016                           Presentation “Das Begehren der Migration“, CIERA Workshop “Städtische Einwanderungsräume und die Entstehung von Welt-Städten: Paris und Berlin“. Paris.

2016                           Presentation “Migrantische Flucht aus der Fabrik in die Selbständigkeit“, Helle Panke, Berlin.

2014                           Chair in Closing Plenary, International Conference “Material Matters in Times of Crisis Capitalism: Transnational Feminist and Decolonial Approaches“. Institute of Sociology, Justus-Liebig University, Giessen.

2012                           Presentation with Andrea Meza Torres, “Kanak Attak and Les Indigènes: Discursive acts of citizenship in Germany and France“, Symposium ”Citizenship After Orientalism“, Open University, London.

2011                           Presentation with Jael Vizcarra, “Voices from Borderlands“, International Graduate Conference Colonial Legacies, Postcolonial Contestations: Decolonizing the Social Sciences and the Humanities, Frankfurt.

2010                           Presentation with Prof. Gökce Yurdakul, “Kanak Attak Strikes Back: Challenging German Citizenship and Integration“, Council for European Studies Conference, Montreal.

 

Books

“Wer MACHT demo-kratie? Kritische Beiträge zu Migration und Machtverhältnissen”. Verlag Edition Assemblage. Edited with Zülfukar Cetin. 2013.

Journal Articles

„The emergence of the Enterprising Refugee Discourse and Differential Inclusion in Turkey’s Changing Migration Politics“ In: Movements. Journal for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies. 3(2): 131-144. 2017

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Kämpfe migrantischer MieterInnen. Rassismus, Migrationskontrolle und die Transformation des urbanen Raums. mit Marie Schubenz und Azozomox in Mattern, Philipp (Hg.) Mieterkämpfe. Vom Kaiserreich bis heute-Das Beispiel Berlin. Bertz-Fischer. 2018 S. 79-94.

The untold struggles of migrant women squatters and the occupations of Kottbusser Straße 8 and Forster Straße 16/17, Berlin-Kreuzberg (Germany) with Azozomox in Mudu, Pierpaolo & Chattopadhyay, Sutapa (ed.) Migration, Squatting and Radical Autonomy. Routledge Research in Place, Space and Politics. 2016. S.104- 117.

„Der Kampf muss weitergehen-wir werden nicht aufgeben!“ Interview mit Women in Exile. In: Cetin, Zülfukar & Tas, Savas (Hg.). Gespräche über Rassismus. Perspektiven und Widerstände. Berlin. Verlag Yilmaz-Günay. 2015. S.161-176.

„Eintrittskarten und Einzelfälle. Wie das Sozialrecht Migration reguliert.“ Dorothee Frings im Gespräch mit Manuela Bojadzijev und Duygu Gürsel. In: Labor Migration (Hg.) Vom Rand ins Zentrum. Perspektiven einer kritischen Migrationsforschung. Berliner Blätter 65/2014. S. 94-110.

Other

„Berlin-Neukölln und viel Gefühl. Wie funktioniert die Forderung nach »sozialer Mischung«?”. (2013) In: Analyse und Kritik Nr. 580 (Gemeinsam mit Sebastian Friedrich und Çagri Kahveci)

Kanak Attak: discursive acts of citizenship in Germany. Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism editorial partnership with openDemocracy. 2012. http://www.opendemocracy.net/duygug%C3%BCrsel/kanak-attak-discursive-acts-of-citizenship-in-germany

Book Review. Das Argument, Issue 294, Germany. 2011. Encarnacion Gutierrez-Rodriguez:

Migration, Domestic Work and Affect: A Decolonial Approach on Value and the Feminization of Labor. Routledge, London, 2010.