Gözde Böcü is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto specializing in Comparative Politics and International Relations. Her research interests include comparative politics of migration and diasporas, transnational authoritarianism and digital politics. In her dissertation project, Gözde explores Turkey’s authoritarian diaspora policies and their effects on diasporas from a comparative perspective. Her work has been published in Social Forces, Ethnopolitics, Middle East Critique among other outlets. Currently, she is a Doctoral Fellow at the Citizen Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy where she conducts research at the intersection of digital authoritarianism, cybersecurity and human rights. Prior to joining the Ph.D. program, Gözde held several research fellowships and national scholarships in Germany. She has a B.A. and an M.A. in Sociology and Political Science from the Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany.
Refereed Journal Articles
Böcü, G. (2022): ‘Home and Host Country Policy Interaction in the Making of Turkey’s Diasporas’, Middle
East Critique 31(4): 355-370, https://doi.org/10.1080/19436149.2022.2135364.
Böcü, G. & Baser, B. (2022): 'Transnational Mobilization of Youth by Authoritarian Home States: Turkey's Diaspora Youth between Empowerment and Co-optation'. Ethnopolitics: 1–25, https://doi.org/10.1080/17449057.2022.2101758.
Böcü, G & Panwar, N. (2022): ‘Populist Diaspora Engagement: Party-led Outreach under Turkey’s AKP and India’s BJP’. Diaspora Studies 15(2): 158–183, https://doi.org/10.1163/09763457-bja10013.
Böcü, G. (2014): Generation Gezi – Jugend, Polarisierung und die neue Türkei. In: Jugend und Revolte im Arabischen Frühling. Berliner Debatte Initial (4), Potsdamer Wissenschaftsverlag, Potsdam.
Book Chapters in Edited Volumes
Böcü, G. & Baser, B. & Ozturk, A. E. (forthcoming): ‘Turkey’s Diasporic Landscapes amidst Authoritarianism: Transnational Repression, Everyday Dynamics, and Host Country Responses’ In: Moss, D. M. & Furstenberg, S. (Eds.):‘Transnational Repression in the Age of Globalization’, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
Böcü, G. & Petersen, F. (2019): ‘Debating State Organization Principles in the Constitutional Conciliation Commission’ In: Petersen, F. & Yanasmayan Z. (Eds.): ‘The Failure of Popular Constitution-Making in Turkey: Regressing Towards Constitutional Autocracy’, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Böcü, G. (2022): ‘Review of “The Arab Spring Abroad: Diaspora Activism Against Authoritarian Regimes”’, Social Forces 101(1), September 2022: Page e9, https://doi.org/10.1093/sf/soac030.