Ayşen Üstübici is currently an Assistant Professor at Koç University, Department of Sociology and the Department of Political Science. She is also a member of the executive board of the Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc). She completed her PhD at Koç University and at the University of Amsterdam in 2015. Her book, ‘The Governance of International Migration: Irregular Migrants’ Access to Right to Stay in Türkiye and Morocco’ was published by the University of Amsterdam Press in 2018. Her areas of interest include international migration, irregular migration, externalization, social and public policy, the informal labour market and gender studies. She published articles in Journal of Refugee StudiesComparative Migration Studies, Geopolitics, New Perspectives on Türkiye, Alternative Politics, New Diversities among others.