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13 Stamford Place

Sale, M33 3BT

United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom


Membership Number :20978

Prof Ibrahim Sirkeci

Director and Dean, International British Business School

Field of study: Business, Demography, Sociology

Specialization: Culture, religion and ethnicity, Economic Demography, Internal Migration, International Migration, Labor force/Employment, Population and Development, Social Demography, Theory

Regional focus: Western Europe, Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Highest Degree Level:

Doctorate (Ph.D, MD), Geography, University of Sheffield, 2003

Working languages:
  • - English
  • - Turkish

Professional summary:

Professor Sirkeci is Director of International British Business School and currently teaching and supervising DBA, MSc and MBA students at Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Hertfordshire, and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Previously, he was Professor of Marketing, Assistant Dean for Research, Head of Marketing Subject Cluster, and Director of Centre for Transnational Business and Management at Regent’s University London. He also worked at the University of Bristol, Atilim University and several other institutions in various full-time and part-time positions in the past. His work mostly covers human mobility, labour markets, population change and marketing strategy. Sirkeci has developed the “conflict model of migration” drawing on the concept of insecurity. Professor Sirkeci founded several key journals, including Migration Letters and Remittances Review. He is also the chair of the Migration Conferences since 2012.



Twitter: @isirkeci.

Instagram: profsirkeci


Member since: 2004

  • Cohen, Jeffrey H., and Ibrahim Sirkeci, eds. Handbook of Culture and Migration. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021.
  • Sirkeci, Ibrahim, and Jeffrey H. Cohen, eds. COVID-19 and Migration: Understanding the Pandemic and Human Mobility. Vol. 23. Transnational Press London, 2020.
  • Sirkeci, I., Cohen, J., and Ratha, D. (eds.) (2012). Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond, The World Bank, Washington, DC. USA (pp.480, ISBN: 978-0-8213-8826-6).
  • Cohen, J., and Sirkeci, I. (2011). Cultures of Migration, the Global Nature of Contemporary Mobility, University of Texas Press, Austin, USA. (pp.202, ISBN: 978-0-292-72685-7).
  • Sirkeci, I. (2009). Transnational mobility and conflict. Migration Letters, 6(1): 3-14.

Research grants:

British Academy
European Commission
Higher Education Academy