Associate Professor Dr. Isik Kuscu-Bonnenfant received her PhD in December 2008 from the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. She teaches at the International Relations Department of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She was a visiting scholar at the Davis Center, Harvard University in 2016-17 Academic Year. Currently she is a British Academy Newton Fellow. Her research interests cover the former Soviet region (FSU), nation-building, peace and conflict studies, migration and diaspora and diaspora studies. She has published in journals such as International Migration, Central Asian Survey, Nationalities Papers and International Political Science Review.
Internally Displaced Persons and the Cyprus Peace Process, International Political Science Review, Published Online October 2019, 1-17, DOI:10.1177/0192512119872057, with Charis Psaltis, Hüseyin Çakal and Neophythos Loizides.
Kuşçu Bonnenfant I. (2018) Constructing the Uyghur Diaspora: Identity Politics and the Transnational Uyghur Community. Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun G., Ercilasun K. (eds) The Uyghur Community. Politics and History in Central Asia. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
“Changing Perception of Homeland for the Kazakh Diaspora” Nationalities Papers, Vol: 44 (3), 2016, 380-396.
“Normative Power Europe in Central Asia: The Case of Kazakhstan” Yearbook of Politics and International Relations, Vol.6, 2014, 127-154.
“The Uyghur Diaspora in Cyberspace: Identity and the Homeland Cause” Bilig: Türk Dünyası Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, Issue: 69 (Spring 2014), 143-160.
“The Public Debate Surrounding the Ethnic Return Migration Policy in Kazakhstan” International Migration, Vol.52 (2), April 2014, pp.178-197.
“The Origins of Uyghur Long Distance Nationalism: The First Generation Uyghur Diaspora in Turkey” Orta Asya ve Kafkasya Araştırmaları (OAKA) Dergisi, Vol.8 (16), 2013, 73-94.
“Constructing the Homeland: Kazakhstan`s Discourse and Policies surrounding its Ethnic Return Migration Policy” Central Asian Survey, Vol.31, No: 1, March 2012, pp.31-44.
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