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University of California Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation

Sevin Sagnic

Dissertation Fellow
UC San Diego

Sevin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at UC San Diego. She also holds M.A. degrees in international migration from the University of Kent-BSIS (2014) and international relations from Bogazici University (2017). She worked on several EU-funded projects in the Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly, Istanbul (2015–2017). Her more recent work includes serving as an expert consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and as a researcher at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies. Sevin’s research interests lie between international migration and political sociology. Her dissertation research titled “The Role of Foreign Policy in Refugee Governance in the Middle East” investigates refugee policy from the 19th century Ottoman Empire to modern Turkey. Her project uses archival materials, interviews, policy documents, and various other sources to explore the intersection between international relations and refugee policy.

Proposal Title:  The Role of Foreign Policy in Refugee Governance in the Middle East