Ibrahim Sirkeci is Ria Financial Professor of Transnational Studies and Marketing and the Director of the Regent’s Centre for Transnational Studies (RCTS) at Regent’s University London (UK). He holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Sheffield (UK) and a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from Bilkent University (Turkey). Prior to joining Regent’s University London, Sirkeci had worked at the University of Bristol.
His main areas of expertise are migration, conflict, transnational marketing and consumers, labour markets, minorities in the UK, remittances, and segmentation. He is the editor of several journals includingMigration Letters, Transnational Marketing Journal, Kurdish Studies, Remittances Review and Goc Dergisi. Prof Sirkeci has conducted extensive research in the UK, Germany, Iraq, and Turkey.
Sirkeci is known for his work on conflict, insecurity and human mobility and conceptual contribution on culture of migration and conflict model. He has also coined the term “transnational mobile consumers” referring to connected consumers in a transnational marketing context.
Prof Sirkeci’s research has attracted generous funding (grants, awards, bursaries) from organisations including the World Bank, European Commission, British Academy, and industry sponsorship. He is a frequent and sought after speaker at international conferences. He is also the founder and chair of Turkish Migration Conferences.
He is the author and editor of several books including Turkish Migration, Identity and Integration (2015, with Seker and Caglar), Politics and Law in Turkish Migration (2015, with Elcin and Seker), Family and Human Capital in Turkish Migration (2015, with Milewski and Yucesahin), Transnational Marketing and Transnational Consumers (2013), Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond (2012, with J. Cohen and D. Ratha), and Cultures of Migration, the global nature of contemporary mobility (2011, with J. Cohen) which was named ‘Outstanding Academic Title’ by Choice magazine in the USA.
Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci can be contacted at [email protected] and @isirkeci.