Kristen Sarah Biehl

Research Faculty

Kristen Sarah Biehl works as a research faculty member at Sabanci University Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender). She holds a BA in Social Anthropology and Development Studies from SOAS, University of London (2015), an MA in Socilogy from Bogazici University (2008) and D.Phil in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oxford (2018). Since 2006 she has been involved both academically and professionally in intensive research within the migration and asylum field in Turkey. Her research centers on ethnographies of migration, diversification and urban change, governing effects of asylum, integration and social cohesion policies and programs, and gendered impacts of migration. In recent years she has also been exploring intersections of gender, ecological movements and climate change, including her current research exploring how civil society in Turkey working in the fields of migration and environment incorporate gendered approaches into their work and organizational culture.