Dr Elif Çetin BA MA PhD


  • Postdoctoral Researcher, The Von Hügel Institute, University of Cambridge

Elif is a postdoctoral researcher at the Von Hügel Institute and her current research focuses on ‘The relevance of Catholic social thought and practise in the field of migration and asylum policy in the UK’.

Her PhD, which she carried out at the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, investigated the politics of immigration control in the UK and Italy for the period of 1997-2010. During her PhD, Elif was also a visiting scholar at the European University Institute (Florence) and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (Oxford).

Elif holds an MA in Political Science (University of Leiden) and a PhD in Politics and International Studies (University of Cambridge, Wolfson College). Since October 2015, she is also an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Her research interests include politicisation of immigration, UK and Italian immigration politics, political discourse formation, development of immigration control policies in Europe, and migration-faith nexus.

Further information: www.vhi.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk/directory/cetin.