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Dr. Tugba Basaran

Dr. Tugba Basaran

Deputy Director and Steering Group Member of The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement


Dr. Basaran is co-editor of the books 'Global Labour and the Migrant Premium: The Cost of Working Abroad' (Routledge 2018), 'International Political Sociology: Transversal Lines' (Routledge 2017) and author of the monograph 'Security, Law and Borders: At the Limits of Liberties' (Routledge 2011). Her latest publications include 'Becoming International: On Capital, Conversion and Privilege' (Millennium 2018) and 'The Saved and the Drowned: Governing Indifference' (Security Dialogue 2015). 

Prior to Cambridge, Dr. Basaran worked as Lecturer at the University of Kent and held visiting researcher positions at Harvard Law, Princeton University, Sciences-Po and the Institute for Advanced Studies. She also held several senior management positions in international relations and development in Asia, Europe and Latin America, allowing her to gain extensive global exposure and work with various international public, private and non-profit organizations.

Research Interests

Research on borders, violence, law and liberties

Key Publications