Tugba Basaran

Former EU Program Affiliates
Visiting Fellow

Tugba Basaran is associate researcher at the Centre d’Etudes sur Les Conflits, Liberté et Sécurité in Paris and visiting fellow at Princeton University. She holds a PhD in International Studies from the University of Cambridge, and subsequently was (tenured) Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent. Basaran pursues research at the intersection of critical international relations, socio-legal studies, and postcolonial relations focusing on questions of violence, law and liberties; democracy and dissent; refugees, borders and mobility; and socio-political theorizing. She is author of Security, Law and Borders: At the Limits of Liberties (Routledge 2011) and co-editor of International Political Sociology: Transversal Lines (Routledge 2016), with D Bigo, RBJ Walker and EP Guittet. Some of her recent articles include The Saved and the Drowned: Governing Rescue at Sea and Saving Lives at Sea: Security, Law and Adverse Effects.  She is in the process of publishing on the Symbolic Power of the International and writing a monograph on Securing Indifference: Security, Law, Social Relations. Prior to her academic career, Basaran worked in international relations and international development, stationed, amongst others, in El Salvador, Haiti, the Philippines and Bosnia and Herzegovina. https://tugbabasaran.wordpress.com/.