Dr Arzu Kırcal Şahin

Dr Arzu Kırcal Şahin

Research and Administrative Assistant, Contemporary Turkish Studies

European Institute

+44 (0)20 7955 6971
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English, Turkish
Key Expertise
International Migration, Women, Motherhood, Gender issues

About me

Arzu administers the activities of the Contemporary Turkish Studies (CTS) programme and assists with the European Institute (EI) administration. She is responsible for planning events and communications, working closely with both the chair of the CTS and the manager of the EI. For general inquiries, she is CTS’s first point of contact.

Arzu holds a BA in Business Administration and MA in “Management and Labour Psychology”. She received her PhD in 2021 with her thesis titled "International migration of highly educated, stay-at-home mothers: The case of the United Kingdom". Before joining the European Institute, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham on the “Inclusion and Work-from-anywhere” project. She has held various positions in higher education since 2009.

In her spare time, Arzu likes to walk, ride her bike, go to the theatre and museums, and travel. She hopes to be able to visit all the historic places under the National Trust. Besides all this, watching her son grow up and discover the world around him has been an incredible wonder!

Expertise Details

International Migration; Women; Motherhood; Gender issues; Family; Qualitative methods; Management at higher education