Atahan Demirkol holds an MSci degree from Middle East Technical University (Türkiye) and a BA degree from Gazi University (Türkiye). His main research areas are urban studies, international migration, international security, and international law. He has several published articles including in the journal Migration Letters, and has done several reviews for journals, including Cogent Social Sciences.
He promotes studies concerning refugee integration, urban politics, international law regarding international migration, and Marxism. He is also working as the Editor of the Turkish Journal of Sense of Place and Urban Studies and the Editorial Assistant at KOCATEPEIIBFD Journal. He has been to Koç University Migration Research Center (MiReKoç) and Centre of Migration Research (CMR) at the University of Warsaw as visiting fellow, Syracuse University for an Academic Language Course, and the University of Economics in Bratislava for Erasmus+ exchange as a Ph.D. candidate.
Demirkol briefly links urban studies with international migration, law, and security. Demirkol's main emphasis on research is utilizing critical theories and perspectives such as securitization, Third World Approaches to International Law, and Marxism.
Demirkol, A. (2022). Kentlerde Yer Duygusu: Karadeniz Ereğli ve Özelleştirmenin Yerel Etkileri. İdealKent Yayınları.
Demirkol, A. (2022). An Empirical Analysis of Securitization Discourse in the European Union. Migration Letters, 19(3), 273–286. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v19i3.1832
personal opınıons on academıa
Demirkol believes that the future academia should be open-source and open-access. Personally, he is against the commodification of research and knowledge. The worldwide knowledge will gain and sustain as long as there is freedom of speech and open content.