Eda Farsakoglu

PhD Candidate

Research Interest

Eda Farsakoglu is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Sociology and a Research Fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University. In her doctoral project, Eda seeks to explore asylum-seeking and migratory experiences of Iranian sexual dissidents who seek temporary asylum and wait for resettlement in Turkey. For this study, she conducted multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork in different refugee (re-)settlement cities in Turkey and in Canada between 2011 and 2014. Her broad areas of interest encompass international migration and refugee studies, feminist and qualitative methodology, queer studies, social movements, and sociology of globalization. Geographically, her work is focused on contemporary Turkey. She is a member of the Queer Migration Research Network and also acts as one of the Executive Members of the Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues (ESPMI) Network. Eda holds a MA degree in Global Studies from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and a BS in Sociology from Middle East Technical University, Turkey.


A Photo from the 7th March against Homophobia and Transphobia organized in Ankara with the participation of Iranian LGBT Refugees living in Turkey (Ankara, May 2012) Photo: Eda Farsakoglu



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Twitter: @efarsakoglu

Visiting address

Paradisgatan 5
Department of Sociology
Fourth Floor

Visiting hours

Mondays 13.00-15.00 or by appointment