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Dr. Zeynep Yanasmayan

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Dr. Zeynep Yanasmayan is a researcher at the European University Viadrina, Germany and the coordinator of the project “God and Caesar in Motion: Changing Boundaries between Religion and Politics in a Pluralizing World”. She received her PhD from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the KU Leuven and previously worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and as the scientific project manager of a European framework project on religious diversity in Europe. She has worked and published on topics relating to migration and transnationalism studies, integration and citizenship policies, Turkish minorities in Europe and more recently the governance of ethnic and religious diversity.

 

Publications

Books

Foblets. M.C., Alidadi, K., Nielsen, J. and Z. Yanasmayan (ed.) 2014. Belief, Law and Politics: What Future for Secular Europe? Aldershot: Ashgate.
 

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Yanasmayan, Z. 2014. “Further stay or return? Insights from the highly educated Turkish migrants in Amsterdam, Barcelona and London”, in L. Meier (eds.) Migrant Professionals in the City Local Encounters, Identities, and Inequalities, Routledge.


Yanasmayan, Z., Foblets, M.C. 2012. “Pros and cons of compulsory ‘inburgering’: Mapping theviews of newcomers in Flanders and in Brussels”, in Y. Pascoau and T. Strik (eds.) Which Integration Policies for Migrants? Interaction between the EU and its Member States, Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers.


Yanasmayan, Z. 2011. “Concepts of Multiculturalism and Assimilation”, in M. Emerson (eds.) Interculturalism: Emerging Societal Models for Europe and its Muslims , Brussels: CEPS.


Koutroubas, T., Rihoux, B., Vloeberghs, W., Yanasmayan, Z. 2011. “The Complex Community Mosaic in Belgium”, in M. Emerson (eds.) Interculturalism: Emerging Societal Models for Europe and its Muslims, Brussels: CEPS.


Foblets, M-C., Yanasmayan, Z. 2010. “Language and integration requirements in Belgium: Discordances between the Flemish policy of ‘inburgering’ and the federal legislators’ view(s) on integration of newcomers and migrants”, in E. Ersboll, D. Kostakopoulou and R. Van Oers (eds.) A Re-definition of Belonging? Language and Integration Tests in Europe, Leiden: Brill.


Yanasmayan, Z. 2009. “European Citizenship: A Tool for Integration?” in E. Guild, K. Groenendijk and S. Carrera (eds.) Illiberal Liberal States: Immigration, Citizenship and Integration in the EU, Aldershot: Ashgate.


Koutroubas, T., Vloeberghs, W., Yanasmayan, Z. 2009. “Political, Religious and Ethnic Radicalisation among Muslims in Belgium”, in M. Emerson (eds.) Ethno-Religious Conflict In Europe Typologies of Radicalisation In Europe’s Muslim Communities, Brussels: CEPS.


Journal Articles


Yanasmayan, Z. 2010. “Role of Turkish Islamic Organizations in Belgium: An Inquiry into the Strategies of TIFB and IFB”, Insight Turkey, 12 (1), 139-161.


Book Reviews


Yanasmayan, Z. 2012. Book Review of Turks in Europe: From Guest Worker to Transnational Citizen by Nermin Abadan Unat, Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, 26 (2), 210-212.


Yanasmayan, Z. 2010. Book Review of Migrant women transforming citizenship: Life-stories from Britain and Germany by Umut Erel, Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, 24 (1), 63-66.


Other Publications


Foblets, M-C., Yanasmayan, Z. 2009. “Country Report: Belgium”, EUDO Citizenship Observatory, downloadable from http://eudocitizenship.eu/docs/CountryReports/EUDO-2009-Belgium- linked.pdf


Seminar Presentations (Selected)

“Does education trump nationality? The case of highly educated Turkish migrants in Europe”, MiReKoc 10th Year Symposium Borders, Mobility, Diversity: Old Questions, New Challenges, Istanbul20-21stNovember 2014.


Panel Convener and Chair “Highly- skilled Turkish migrants and second generation in Europe” in the Conference "Turkish Migration in Europe: Projecting the next 50 years”, London, 7-9th December 2012. 

“Distance is a state of mind”: Imagined presence and movement of highly skilled Turkish migrants in Europe, in the Conference "Turkish Migration in Europe: Projecting the next 50 years" London, 7- 9th December 2012.


“Ailleurs commence ici: Migration decisions of highly educated Turkish migrants”, in the Highly Skilled Migration into the 21st Century Conference, Middlesex University, London, 24-25th May 2012.


“Ailleurs commence ici: Migration decisions of highly educated Turkish migrants” in the session Migration of Professionals and the City, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), New York, USA, 24-28th February 2012.


“The Complex Community Mosaic in Belgium”. Paper presented during the book launch of M. Emerson (eds.) Interculturalism: Emerging Societal Models for Europe and its Muslims , CEPS, Brussels, 17th October 2011.


Organization of the Roundtable “Pros and Cons of Inburgering Policy”, presentation of the paper findings “Pros and cons of compulsory ‘inburgering’: Mapping the views of newcomers in Flanders and in Brussels”, KU Leuven, Leuven, 25th March 2011.


“Citizenship policies vs. majority group youth’s policy preferences and citizenship representations: Are national politics in line with public opinion?”, 3rd ECPR Graduate Conference, Dublin City University, Dublin, 30th August 2010.


Chair of the Panel “Citizenship and Migrant Political Participation” under the section on Globalisation, Migration and Citizenship, 3rd ECPR Graduate Conference, Dublin City University, Dublin, 30th August 2010.