TMC best paper prizes

Migration Conferences offer a friendly and frank academic environment for scholarly exchange while also being competitive. Every year, several prizes are awarded to the best papers presented at the conference. Selections are made by a panel of expert judges from the scientific committees of the conference as well as via public vote by conference participants. Past prize winners are listed below.

In TMC 2018 Lisbon, contributors and participants of the conference will be rewarded in following prize categories:

  • Best paper prize
  • Best student paper prize
  • Best poster prizes (multiple)
  • Best presentation prizes (multiple)
  • Best track paper prizes (multiple)
  • Best track chair prizes (multiple)
  • Best reviewer prizes (multiple)
  • Lifetime contribution award

Prize winners in TMC 2017 Athens:

  • Best paper prize: Joseph G. Bock
  • Best paper prize runner-up: Marwan Alkhouli
  • Best student paper prize: Laura El Chemali
  • Best student paper prize runner-up: Emina Osmandzikovic
  • Best paper in literature & migration prize: Yakup Çelik | Runner-up: Hanife Nalan Genç
  • Best paper in Turkish migration prize: Tuncay Bilecen | Runner-up: Nuray Karaca
  • Best track chair prize: Ali Tilbe
  • Migration Letters contribution award: Jeffrey Cohen
  • Best reviewers: Nirmala Devi Arunasalam, Fethiye Tilbe, Deniz Eroglu Utku, Pınar Yazgan

Prize winners in TMC 2016 Vienna:

  • Best paper prizes: Ulaş Sunata & Esra Yıldız | Runner-up: Karolin Nikielska Sekula
  • Best student paper prize: Fatma Zehra Colak | Runner-up: Setenay Dilek Fidler
  • Best paper in literature & migration prize: Semran Cengiz | Runner-up: Seda Taş
  • Best track chair prize: Ali Tilbe
  • Lifetime contribution award: Philip L. Martin

Prize winners in TMC 2015 Prague

  • Best paper prize: Maria Six-Hohenbalken, Vienna University (Austria)
  • Best paper prize runner up: Zeynep Kadirbeyoğlu, Boğaziçi University (Turkey)
  • Best paper in Turkish prize: Mevhibe Coşar, Karadeniz Technical University (Turkey)
  • Best paper in Turkish prize runner up: Ayla Kaşoğlu, Gazi University (Turkey)
  • Best student paper prize: Filiz Künüroğlu, Tilburg University (Netherlands)
  • Best student paper prize runner up: Sherene Özyürek, Victoria University (Australia)
  • Lifetime Contribution Award: Prof Dr Ayşe Gedik, Middle East Technical University (Turkey)

  • Prize winners in TMC 2014 London

    • Best paper prize: Steffen Pötzschke for his paper titled “Mobilities of Turkish migrants in Europe”
    • Best paper prize runner up: Tine Buffel for her paper titled “Experiences of home among first generation Turkish immigrants living in Brussels, Belgium”
    • Best student paper prize: Alexander Hoogenboom for his paper titled “Turkish Nationals and the Right to Study in the European Union: A Progressive Interpretation”
    • Best student paper prize runner up: Jorg Hartmann for his paper titled “Segmentation or Assimilation over the Life Course? Career Mobility of Second Generation Turkish Women in Germany”

    Prize winners in TMiE 2012 London

    Best paper prize: Gulseli Baysu (Istanbul Kemerburgaz University & University of Leuven) and Helga De Valk (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute & Vrije Universiteit Brussel) for their paper titled "School trajectories of the second-generation of Turkish immigrants in Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria and Germany: the role of school systems".

    Best paper prize runner up: Dr Isik Kulu-Glasgow (Ministry of Security and Justice, The Netherlands) for her paper titled: "Turkish Marriage Migration to the Netherlands: Trends, Policy and Coping Strategies of Turkish Immigrants"; co-authored with Arjen Leerkes and published in Migration Letters.