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Cansu Özmert

DPhil Student

Cansu Özmert

DPhil Student

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Cansu Özmert is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Lausanne. Her research focuses on digital refugee livelihoods and addresses how technical devices as well as formal and informal institutions intertwine in the policies of international organizations in charge of humanitarian crises to alleviate the economic burden of refugee camps.

Cansu has previously taught undergraduate and graduate seminars covering topics such as theories of international relations, international governance of migration, social movements, and both qualitative and quantitative research methods at the University of Lausanne and the University of Geneva in Switzerland. In addition to her academic pursuits, she has worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the International Labour Organization.

Research Interests

Digital Labour, Digital Economy, Migration, Forced Displacement, Economic Sociology, International Political Economy, International Relations

Positions at the OII

  • DPhil Student, October 2023 -