Visiting Scholars

Spring 2016



The EUC welcomes Professor Canan Balkır as a visiting scholar for the spring 2016 semester. Professor Balkır will be teaching a graduate seminar, EURO 596 “Immigration, Multiculturalism, and Politics of Fear,” in the EUC’s MA in EU Studies (MAEUS) program. She will also deliver a public lecture at the EUC Lecture series on “Syrian Refugees in Turkey” on March 29th (see the related blog post here); present at the 10th Annual Turkish Studies Symposium on April 28th on “Migrant Entrepreneurship in the EU: German-Turkish Entrepreneurs”; and represent the EUC at the European Community Studies Association-Canada (ECSA-C) Conference on May 9-11 and present a paper on “Prospect of Opening TTIP to Turkey?” Professor Balkır will also be working with the EUC staff on developing proposal projects on immigration and refugee issues for the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet funding. 


Professor Balkır’s office is Room 316, International Studies Building, 910 S Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820. She holds office hours on Tuesdays from 1-3 pm. 


Canan Balkır’s Bio

Canan Balkır is professor of economics, Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Integration and has been the chair person of EU Studies Department and coordinator of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey. She was a Fulbright scholar at North Carolina State University, and British Council scholar in UK; Research fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK; honorary fellow at the University of Exeter, UK. In 2011, she received first prize from Turkish Academy of Sciences for her book on “International Economic Integration: Theory, Policy and Practice”. She has also worked as a senior consultant to the Minister for Economics between 1987-91,and has been consultant to private sector. She is currently working on a book project with Ghent University, titled ‘The EU’s Expanding Trade Policy: Challenges for the Customs Union with Turkey’. Her recent publications include the book on the “Europeanisation of Public Policy in Southern Europe- Comparative Political Economy from the 2000s to the Crisis ( coll.Bolukbasi,Ertugal), Routledge; book chapters on “A reality Check to Migrant Entrepreneurship: The Case of German-Turkish Entrepreneurs” (forthcoming in 2016); “Europeanization of Trade Policy: an Asymmetric Track”; “Different Trajectories yet the Same Substance: Croatia and Turkey” (in coll. Aknur); “Comparison of Residence, Social Security and Citizenship Strategies of Turkish Return Migrants and Dutch Retirement Migrants in Turkey (in coll. Böcker)”; “Guests and Hosts: European Retirees in Coastal Turkey (in coll..Sudaş); “Europeanisation and Dynamics of Continuity and Change: Domestic Political Economies in the ‘Southern Periphery’” (in coll.Bolukbasi, Ertugal)