University of Warwick, The Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER)
Dr Saniye Dedeoglu joined CRER in Summer 2010 as a Marie Curie Fellow. She gained her PhD degree in 2005 from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) based on her research examining women’s garment work in Istanbul. She has extensively researched Turkish family-owned businesses and female employment during her PhD research. Her research Women Workers in Turkey: Global Industrial Production in Istanbul has been published in 2007 by I.B. Tauris. She then worked as a research fellow in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Southampton for an EU-funded research examining the impact of informal work on social cohesion. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Mugla, Turkey. The Marie Curie fellowship will focus on her project entitled: Migrants, Work and Social Inclusion. This research aims to examine the relationship between gender, labour in the ethnic economy and the social inclusion of migrants in the wider society. With special reference to the Turkish community in Britain, this research will focus on the relationship between Turkish women’s work and their position in British society, through focusing on how ethnically based employment affects their capacity to become socially integrated in the dominant society.