Balkan Co-Edits Volume on Migration, Exhibits Photos
Erol Balkan, the Leonard C. Ferguson Professor of Economics, co-edited Refugees on the Move: Crisis and Response in Turkey and Europe, published this month by Berghahn Books. It is part of the Berghahn series on “Forced Migration.” His co-editor was Zümray Kutlu Tonak of Smith College.
The publisher’s description says the book “highlights and explores the profound complexities of the current refugee issue by focusing specifically on Syrian refugees in Turkey and other European countries and responses from the host countries involved.”
Refugees on the Move features contributed chapters focused on aspects of migration including “the causes of the movement of refugee populations, the difficulties they face during their journeys, the daily challenges and obstacles they experience, and host governments’ attempts to manage and overcome the so-called ‘refugee crisis.’”
A chapter co-authored by Assistant Professor of Anthropology Mariam Durrani is included in the first section, “Different Perspectives on Migration: Migration and Neo-Liberalism.” Durrani, and Arjun Shankar of Georgetown University, discuss ways images of suffering children may be used to garner empathy in “Images as Border: On the Visual Production of the ‘Migration Crisis.’”
A book originally published in 2019 includes an essay on “Convergence and Competition Among the New Turkish Middle Classes,” co-authored by Balkan. Currently available as a Kindle Edition, Social Mobility Today: A Current History Anthology contains articles published in Current History, a journal devoted to international affairs.
Balkan co-authored an essay on “Convergence and Competition Among the New Turkish Middle Classes” in Social Mobility Today: A Current History Anthology. Originally published in 2019, the book contains articles published in Current History, a journal devoted to international affairs, and is currently available as a Kindle Edition.
Next month, Balkan’s photos will be featured in an exhibition at Guilford College. Displaced and Dispossessed: Photographs from the Border will be on display from March 21 to June 30. Balkan spent one year as a student at Guilford before continuing his education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.