Deniz Pelek is a postdoctoral researcher in the MIGRADEMO Project at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She obtained her PhD from Bogazici University and the University of Paris-8 (cotutelle). She is an affiliated researcher at Institut Francais d’Etudes Anatoliennes (Istanbul) since January 2017. She was a visiting researcher at Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (Paris) in 2017-2018. Her research interests include rural studies, political sociology, migration and refugee studies. Her recent articles appeared in the Journal of Peasant Studies, Journal of Refugee Studies and Migrations Société.