sevda tunaboylu
juan de la cierva postdoctoral researcher


m. sevda tunaboylu

Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Researcher of Social Anthropology Department at the University of Barcelona

Sevda Tunaboylu studied at the University of Bogazici (B.S. in Political Science and International Relations, 2013), University College London (M.Sc. in Social Development, 2015), University of Pompeu Fabra (M.A. in Migration Studies, 2017, and Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences 2021). Her current research focuses on the experiences of third country nationals with precarious legal status within the context of EU immigration and asylum policies.

Recent publications include:

  • Tunaboylu, S. (2022) Book Review: Refuge Beyond Reach: How Rich Democracies Repel Asylum Seekers.
  • Tunaboylu & van Liempt (2020) ‘A Lack of Legal Protection and Limited Ways Out: How Asylum Seekers Cope with Liminality on Greek Islands: Lesbos and Chios’, Journal of Refugee Studies.
  • Alpes, Tunaboylu & van Liempt (2017) ‘Human rights violations by design: EU-Turkey Statement prioritises returns over access to asylum’, EUI Policy Brief (29).
  • Alpes, M. J., Tunaboylu, S., Ulusoy, O., Hassan, S. (2017) ‘Post-deportation risks under the EU-Turkey Statement: What happens after readmission to Turkey’, EUI Policy Brief (30).
  • van Liempt, I.C., Alpes, M.J., Hassan S., Tunaboylu, S., Ulusoy U., Zoomers, E.B. (2017) ‘Evidence based assessment of migration deals: The case of the EU Turkey Statement’, Utrecht University.
  • Tunaboylu, S. & Alpes, J (2017) ‘The EU-Turkey deal: what happens to people who return to Turkey?’ , Forced Migration Review.
  • Tunaboylu, S. (2016) ‘Review: Refugee Law in South Africa. Edited by Fatima Khan and Tal Schreier’, Journal of Refugee Studies.
  • Tunaboylu, S. (2016) ‘Review: Post-deportation Risks: Criminalized departure and risk for returnees in countries of origin’, Rights in Exile Newsletter.