TOMKINSON, SULE


Sule CRS Graduate Student Affiliate Political Science
Research Interests Law and society, comparative policies of migration, refugee decision making, ethnography of state, administrative tribunals, qualitative research methodology and research ethics
Email sule.bayrak@umontral.ca
Recent Publications:
“Durcissement du système d’octroi de l’asile canadien: une bataille inachevée”, Plein Droit,  La Revue du GISTI, 2(105) (forthcoming)“Doing Research on State Organizations: Ethical Challenges of Research on Refugee Decision Makers”, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, (2015), 16(1), Available at http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs150168

“The impact of quality counsel and procedural capital in the Canadian refugee determination process”, International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, (2015)1(3), 276-290

“Studying refugee decision-making: challenges of access to the research site and strategies for resolving them”, Refugee Review (forthcoming)

“Multiplicity of Truths about Human Trafficking: Beyond the Sex Slave Discourse”, CEU Political Science Journal, (2012) 7(1), pp. 50-67

Conference Presentations:

“Immigration Control and Public Administration of Refugees in Canada”, American Association of Political Science Annual Meeting (APSA), San Francisco, CA, USA, Sep 3-6 2015(Accepted)

“Contextualizing Discretion: Micro-dynamics of Canada’s Refugee Determination System”, International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP), Milan, Italy, 1-4 July 2015 (Accepted)

“What does using ethnography as a methodology bring to the study of Canadian public administration and decision making?” Canadian Political Science Association Congress (CPSA), Ottawa, ON, Canada, Jun 2-4 2015 (Accepted)

“Deciding who is a refugee: the use of discretionary reasoning to process refugee claims made in Canada”, Canadian Association of Programs in Public Administration (CAPPA), Glendon College, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 25-26 2015 (Accepted)

“The Politics of Immigration Control and Public Administration of Refugee Claimants in Canada and the United States”, Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS), Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 13-15 2015,  (Accepted)

“Making sense of tears: emotionally charged moments in refugee decision-making”, CARFMS, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada, May 13-15 2015 (Accepted)

“Une épreuve de vraisemblance ou de vérité: le processus de décision relatif aux réfugiés au Canada”, Centre de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté (CRIEC), Montreal, QC, Canada, Feb 6 2015

“Doing Research on State Organizations: Ethical Challenges of Research on Refugee Decision Makers”, International Political Science Association World Congress (IPSA), Montreal, QC, Canada, Jul 19-24, 2014

“Being invisible at a research site that is hidden from sight”, doing politically sensitive research on refugee decision makers”, CPSA, St Catharines, ON, May 27-29, 2014

“Prove to me that you are a genuine refugee”: Credibility assessment at Canadian refugee hearings”, CPSA, St Catharines, ON, May 27-29, 2014

“Truth is a stubborn beast – how will you handle it? Truth seeking and credibility assessment during refugee hearings”, CARFMS, Montréal, QC, May 7-9, 2014

“Truth is a stubborn beast – how will you handle it? Truth seeking and credibility assessment during refugee hearings”, International Studies Association Convention (ISA), Toronto, ON, Mar 26-29, 2014

“Does professionalization of decision makers create a difference in the treatment of refugee claims?” ISA, Toronto, ON, Mar 26-29, 2014