Janroj Yilmaz Keles

Dr. Janroj Yilmaz Keles received his Ph.D. in Sociology and Communications from Brunel University in London, with a thesis entitled ‘Media, Diaspora and Conflict: Nationalism and Identity amongst Kurdish and Turkish Migrants in Europe’. 

While doing his PhD, he was part of a research team to explore  ‘Legitimizing the discourses of radicalization: Political violence in the new media ecology’ for the University of Warwick, worked for Harvard University in London on the political participation and religious integration of Muslims in Europe after 9/11 and participated in the MIGSYS research project (along with Professor Russell King) to examine the growing diversity of migrant types, nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, languages and motivations, especially in “super-diversity” within the urban settings such as London (see King at el 2008).

Since 2013, he has been working as a Research Fellow at the Department of Leadership, Work and Organizations at Middlesex University, and in 2015, he was awarded a pilot research grant for a study on migration, transnational mobility and digital social networking by BISI. He has acted as co-investigator (with Nick Clark) on a Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) funded project on ‘Responses to Forced Labor in the EU’, on a project on ‘Iraqi-Kurdish Undocumented Migrants in the UK’ funded by the International organization for Migration (Keles (PI), Markova and Fattah) and was co-awarded to review the EU policy approaches of inclusive Entrepreneurship: ‘Expanding the networks of disadvantaged entrepreneurs’ (Sarah Dodd and Janroj Keles), funded by The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).