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Dr. Latife Akyüz

Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences (Kuwi)
European University Viadrina
Academic Staff Member at the Chair of Comparative Cultural and Social Anthropology
Associated Member at Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION
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Research areas

  • International Borders
  • Ethnicity and Gender on Borderlands
  • Border Economy
  • Turkey-Georgia Borderland
  • Gender and Migration, Transnational Migration
  • Intersectionality
  • Exile Studies


Dr. Latife Akyüz received her PhD from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara in 2013, with the dissertation titled “Ethnicity and Gender Dynamics of Living in Borderlands: The Case of Hopa-Turkey”. She has held positions as a visiting scholar at Indiana University (2010), Binghamton University (2011–12) and the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies, Liège University (2014). She worked as an Assistant Professor at Duzce University from March 2014 until 2016, when she, like many other Academics for Peace, were dismissed from her position. As a result, Dr. Akyuz was forced to flee Turkey and started to work as Philipp Schwartz Fellow at Goethe University (2016-2019). After working as Einstein Fellow at Humboldt University-BIM, she joined Viadrina University in 2022.