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Dr. Barbara Pusch works as Mercator-IPS Fellow at İstanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University. She studied Sociology, Turkology, Philosophy and Ethnology at the University of Vienna. She completed her PhD thesis on the Green movement in Turkey and focused her post-doctoral project on Muslim women in Turkey. From 1998 to 2000 she participated in various international research projects in Turkey and Germany. From 2000 to 2001 she taught at the Technical University of Istanbul. From 2001 to 2009 she served as Research Assistant to the Director at the Orient-Institut Istanbul and took part in the project “Cultural Capital during Migration”. Afterwards she worked for five years as research associate at the Orient-Institut Istanbul and was lecturing at the University of Vienna and the Bahçeşehir University (Istanbul). Her work focuses on various aspects of international migration to Turkey and the German-Turkish transnational space.