Kristen Biehl is an Assistant Professor at Sabancı University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and a researcher at Sabancı University Gender and Women’s Studies Center of Excellence (SU Gender). She holds a D.Phil in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oxford. For the last 15 years she has been involved both academically and professionally in intensive research within the migration and asylum field in Turkey. Her research interests include ethnographically studying transformations of urban society and space through migration and diversification processes, examining the governing effects of migration and asylum policy frameworks, and more recently of comparing the gender awareness and approaches of civil society initiatives working in the migration and environmental fields. Kristen is Principal Investigator for the Re-ROOT project in Turkey and is co-leader of Work Package 2 on Site Research together with Susanne Wessendorf.