Emre Eren Korkmaz is a Departmental Lecturer in Migration and Development at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID). He is a Junior Research Fellow at St Edmund Hall.
From October 2016 to September 2018, he was a British Academy, Newton International Fellow/ post-doctoral researcher at the same department.
As a political scientist and international relations expert, he has been working on two main research areas throughout various academic and non-academic posts and projects since 2010:
- The political representation and public sphere of refugees and immigrants, dealing with Turkey-origin immigrants in Western Europe and Syrian refugees in Turkey.
- The politics of industrial relations, mainly focusing on the business and human rights issues including sustainability/human rights due diligence approaches, global supply chain management and labour rights.
A critical aspect of his primary research and consultancy areas is to focus on the social and political aspects of the artificial intelligence. This consist of:
- The role of artificial intelligence in the global supply chain management which is about the future of the industrial relations between corporations, suppliers and workers,
- The actual and potential results of blockchain and AI-based humanitarian projects and digital identity initiatives on dealing with the refugee question, sponsored by global technology and financial corporations as a part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects.
He has published posts on this issue at ODID Blog and OpenDemocracy.org's Technology and Human Rights section.
He lectures an option course entitled “New Technologies and People on the Move” as part of the MSc in Migration Studies in Oxford. He received his PhD from Istanbul University, Faculty of Political Science, and his MA from Sabanci University.