Research interests: Sociology of education and migration; oppositional culture, tracking systems, and institutional discrimination; second-generation, immigrant, and refugee integration; race and ethnicity; identity formation; ethnic boundaries; and stigmatization and destigmatization.
Bio: Çetin Çelik is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. He holds a PhD in Sociology from University of Bremen, German. His fields of interests are mainly the sociology of migration and education. Çelik’s current works examine how institutions, particularly educational institutions, respond to increasingly diversifying populations by massive immigration. He is also investigating the formation of ethnic and symbolic boundaries between majority societies and immigrants and refugees in countries such as Turkey, Germany and the United States. His Fulbright-funded research at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs focuses on destigmatisation strategies by Syrian refugees in the United States. Çetin’s earlier works on identity formation and integration of second-generation immigrant youth have appeared in journals such as Ethnic and Racial Studies; Identities: Global Studies and Culture and Power; British Journal of Sociology of Education; and International Migration.