Bilgin Ayata

Bilgin Ayata

Bilgin Ayata teaches political sociology at the University of Basel. The political scientist leads the research project “Infrastructure, space and the future of migration management: The EU hotspots in the Mediterranean Borderscape”. Ayata focuses on socio-political transformation processes, migration, protest movements swell as emotions. Her areas of research are Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. She is a Mercator Fellow at the Freier University in Berlin.

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Talking about a revolution (Issue II/2020)

The deadliest border

With ammunition and tear gas, Europe is trying to block refugees' passage to Greece. Rather than offering them security, Europe is presenting itself as vulnerable.