Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

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Assistant Professor


Cultural Anthropology, University of Wisconsin,­ Madison, 2012


Cultural Anthropology, University of Wisconsin,­ Madison, 2006


Comparative Religion, Cornell University, 2001

Research Areas

Ethics, globalization, migration, transnationalism, gender, religion and politics in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia


Susan Rottmann is a lecturer with expertise in qualitative research methods, migration, transnationalism, gender, ethnicity, religion and politics in Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Rottmann obtained her B.A. degree in Comparative Religion from Cornell University in 2001, her M.A. degree in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006, and her Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012.  She has received several major research grants, including a Fulbright-Hays DDRA and grants from the Social Science Research Council, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the American Research Institute in Turkey and the Institute of Turkish Studies. Currently, she is a PI for the EC-funded HORIZON 2020 project, RESPOND- Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond (https://www.respondmigration.com/).

Recent Publications:

1. Rottmann, Susan and Ayhan Kaya. (2020). “We can’t integrate in Europe. We will pay a high price if we go there.” Culture, Time and Migration Aspirations for Syrian Refugees in Istanbul. Journal of Refugee Studies.

2. Rottmann, Susan, Ivan Josipovic and Ursula Reeger. (2020). Beyond Legal Status: Exploring Dimensions of Belonging among Forced Migrants in Istanbul and Vienna. Social Inclusion 8(1).

3. Rottmann, Susan. (2019).  In Pursuit of Belonging: Forging an Ethical Life in European-Turkish Spaces.  Berghahn Books.

4. Rottmann, Susan (2018).  "Citizenship Ethics: German-Turkish Return Migrants, Belonging and Justice,"  Cultural Dynamics 30 (3):154-172

5. Rottmann, Susan (2013). “Cultivating and Contesting Order: “European Turks” and Negotiations of Neighborliness at “Home.”” Anthropology of the Middle East 8(2): 1- 20.

Web of Science ResearcherID: AAH-1047-2020