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Duha Ceylan

Duha Ceylan

PhD Researcher , Sociology


Duha Ceylan (she/her) is an interdisciplinary researcher with a special interest in studying gender in migration. She has a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences where she chose Sociology as an orientation during the final year and a Master’s in Science of Sociology with a Conflict and Development orientation. Currently, she is doing a second Master’s in Statistics for Social Sciences and started her Ph.D. at Interface Demography. Moreover, she is taking part in the project HumMingBird as a qualitative researcher and volunteers and participates in feminist collectives in Belgium and Turkey in an effort to give something back to the community. Her research focuses on understanding Syrian and Turkish migrant communities in Western Europe. Her previous works have explored Syrian women’s media representations and their influence on the perception of their online and offline selves. Moreover, she investigated the influence of digital technologies on Syrian women’s experiences and perceived agency in Western Europe as refugees.  

Research expertise: migrant women, media representations, migrant imaginaries, conflict, Middle-East, refugee studies.

Research methodology: mixed methods, semi-structred interviews, ideological textutal analysis, multilevel analysis, multivariate analysis.  


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