Project: Infrastructure Space and the Future of Migration Management: The EU Hotspots in the Mediterranean Borderscape
The research project is funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS) and carries out comparative, interdisciplinary and multi-sited exploration of the infrastructure of migration management in the context of the new Hotspot Approach of the EU. The project explores the consequences of EU migration policy in Greece, Italy, Tunisia, Turkey and Libya.
Project: Affective Citizenship: Religion, Migration and Belonging in Europe
The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and explores the relationship between religious incorporation and belonging with a study on Islam and Alevism in Europe. The project consists of three subprojects, which examine religious recognition processes from the micro, meso and macrolevels in eleven Western European countries, with a special focus on Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
Project: Emotion and Affect within the Context of Authoritarian Transformations
The research project is based in Berlin, where Ayata is an associate member and international cooperation partner of the Research Cluster “1171 Affective Societies” at the Freie Universität Berlin. Bilgin Ayata is a DFG Mercator-Fellow of the SFB 1171 during the second research phase of the Cluster (2019-2023).