ULAŞ SUNATA
Professor at the Department of Sociology of the Bahçeşehir University
ULAŞ SUNATA is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology of the Bahçeşehir University. She established the Bahçeşehir University Center of Migration and Urban Studies (BAUMUS) in order to empower interdisciplinary teamwork and foster collaborative projects. She has published numerous works in the fields of migration, globalization, diaspora, urbanization and gender study. Her research deals with contemporary diasporas of Turkey and focuses on the complex migratory relationship between Turkey and Germany. Since 2013, she has expanded her research towards developing and conducting academic projects about Syrian refugees. BAUMUS addresses the need for research centers that provide opportunities for developing collaborative research approaches in Turkey and worldwide. The goal of BAUMUS is to develop research models that use theories and data to suggest realistic proposals. Instead of limiting the scope of projects to produce theoretical