Sümeyye Ekmekci

Bosnia and Herzegovina

HIA Program:

Netherlands Netherlands 2015

Bio:

Born and raised in Eindhoven, Sümeyye is a research master student of Middle Eastern studies at Leiden Universiteit. Mainly interested in migration and refugee issues, she has focused on these issues throughout her bachelor anthropology at Utrecht University as well. For her bachelor’s thesis, she conducted fieldwork in Istanbul to study Turkish- Dutch migrants’ notions of home and belonging. For her internship at the Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA), she studied how resettled refugees have been able to integrate into Dutch society both socially and economically. After her master’s degree is fulfilled, Sümeyye plans to pursue a PhD in anthropology.
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