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Sociology of Planning and ArchitectureDr. Elifcan Karacan

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Research Focus
Sociology of Inequalities
Sociology of Migration
Globalization, Mobility, and Labor Market
Qualitative Research Methods
Academic Career
Since 2021
Research Associate, Sociology Department, TU-Berlin
DFG - Principal Researcher (Eigene Stelle)
Project KA 5388/1-1
Project title: Cross-Border Mobility: Socio-Economic And Spatial Dynamics of Short-Distance Transboundary Migration in Germany.
Research Associate, Sociology Department, Goethe University Frankfurt
Postdoctoral Research Funding, Bremen University
Project Title: Socio-political and historical construction of the “Alamanci”   Label, funded by the Turkish Science and Technology Institute (TÜBITAK)
PhD. “Remembering the Turkish Military Coup d’Etat of 12 September 1980: a comparison between the memories of revolutionaries in exile and of those who stayed”

Sociology, Siegen University, Germany.
2016. Remembering the 1980 Turkish Military Coup d'Etat; Memory, Violence, and Trauma. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
(2020) Karacan, Elifcan. Coping strategies of vulnerability in retirement: German retirees’ relocation to low-cost destinations and intergenerational support practices at distance. Journal of Intergeneratoinal Relations 18:3, 339-357. DOI: 10.1080/15350770.2020.1787048
(forthcoming) Kosnick Kira, Karacan Elifcan, and Kahveci Cagri. „Caring Across Borders: A comparative Analysis of German and Turkish-German Retirees ‚Doing Family‘ on the Turkish Riviera.“ In Ageing and Migration in a Global Context: Challenges for welfare states. eds. Repetti, M., Phillipson, C., Calasanti, T.
(2020) Karacan, Elifcan (together with Kosnick Kira and Kahveci Cagri) . “Tactical Mobility: Navigating Mobile Ageing and Transnational Retirement between Turkey and Germany.” In Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 46:15, 3157-3173. DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2020.1724532
(2019) Karacan, Elifcan. "An Analysis of Biographies in Collective Memory Research: The Method of Socio-Historical Analysis“ in Qualitative Sociology Review (15) 3. DOI: 10.18778/1733-8077.15.3.05
(2019) Karacan, Elifcan. “In Search of Lost Symbolic Capital: Turkish Political Exiles in Germany.” In Symbolische Ordnung und Flüchtlingsbewegungen in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft, edited by Arslan, Emre and Kemal Bozay, 217-230. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
(2010) Karacan, Elifcan. Tradition vs Integration: the Case of Turkish Migrant Women in Germany' in Temperanter International Quarterly Journal, N.I- 2/3, pp. 111-119.


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