Eda Farsakoglu

PhD Candidate

In my dissertation project, I seek to explore the everyday life worlds and migratory experiences of Iranian sexual dissidents who seek temporary asylum and wait for resettlement in Turkey. For this study, I conducted multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork in different refugee (re-)settlement cities in Turkey and in Canada between 2011 and 2014. Theoretically, my work draws on postcolonial, queer and feminist approaches to asylum, displacement, migrations, identities, belonging, and everyday life.

Academic Background

PhD Candidate in Sociology; Lund University, Sweden (On going)

MSc in Global Studies; University of Gothenburg, Sweden (2010)

BS in Sociology, Middle East Technical University, Turkey (2008)


Eda is passionate about teaching, particularly on critical migration, citizenship and refugee studies, queer/feminist theories, globalization and transnationalization processes, and social research methods. Her teaching experience ranges from first-year introductory courses to graduate courses on numerous subjects. 


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Visiting address

Paradisgatan 5

Department of Sociology

Room 340


Turkey; migrations and mobilities in the Middle East; queer/feminist theory and methodology; critical migration, refugee and citizenship studies.