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Sevin Gulfer Sagnic

Doctoral Candidate, Department of Sociology, UC San Diego

Sevin Sagnic is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology and a graduate student researcher at the Comparative Center for Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She holds M.A. degrees in International Migration from the University of Kent-BSIS (2014) and International Relations from Bogazici University (2017). Previously, she worked on projects funded by the European Union for the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly in Istanbul, consulted for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and is a registered expert for UNESCO.

Sevin's research interests encompass international migration, international relations, and political sociology. Her dissertation project centers on refugee policies from the late Ottoman Empire to contemporary Turkey, specifically within the realms of foreign policy and citizenship policies. Her other work includes researching gendered vulnerabilities within refugee studies and populism.