Özgün Topak is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Political Science at York University, Canada and a visiting researcher at the interdisciplinary Research Group on Law Science Technology & Society (LSTS) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In his postdoctoral project, he is focusing on migration and surveillance at the borders of the EU. In his Ph.D. dissertation he examined migration and surveillance at the Greece-Turkey borders through an ethnographic fieldwork that involved interviews with around 60 migrants, among other groups.
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Surveillance, migrant deaths and humanitarianism in the Mediterranean
Smugglers are not the cause of migration; they are the consequences of the EU’s expanding border surveillance...
Published in: openSecurityNo limits to brutality: deaths at the Greece-Turkey borders
People who fetch up at the borders between Greece and Turkey are treated as if they were less than human, in...