My research focuses on the politics of migration, identity, and citizenship in Western Europe and the Middle East. I am especially interested in necropolitics and questions concerning mourning, memory, and the governance of dead bodies.
I have written about the complex negotiations accompanying the burial and commemoration of victims and perpetrators of political violence in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, the Boston Marathon bombing, and the 2016 military coup attempt in Turkey. My current research focuses on border deaths and biopolitical strategies of border control in Europe and the United States.
Please see my publications page for links to my writing.