Elif Naz Kayran is the Recipient of the 2018 Francesco Kjellberg Award

We are pleased to announce that the IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures and Awards (COPA) has selected Elif Naz Kayran as the recipient of the IPSA Francesco Kjellberg Award for Outstanding Papers Presented by New Scholars at the 2018 IPSA World Congress in Brisbane.

Elif Kayran’s paper, Understanding Anti-Immigration Demands: Reconceptualising the Labour Market Competition Hypothesis and the Role of Institutions, contributes to the ongoing comparative political economy debates on political preferences of citizens in the time of post-industrial labour-markets and globalization.

The purpose of the Francesco Kjellberg Award is to encourage young, new scholars to write and present papers at the IPSA World Congress of Political Science. The award is made on nominations by convenors and chairs at the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science (Brisbane, Australia). The recipient is offered US $1000 prize in support of their travel costs to the 26th IPSA World Congress of Political Science (Lisbon, 25-29 July 2018) and a complimentary two-year IPSA membership.

Elif Naz Kayran’s biography
Elif Naz Kayran is a doctoral candidate and a teaching assistant at the International Relations and Political Science Department at Institut de Hautes Etudes Internationales et du Développement (IHEID), Graduate Institute Geneva, in Switzerland. She specializes in comparative politics, political economy, and immigration policy research. Her doctoral project deals with the dynamics of political institutions and unemployment risks and their political consequences. Specifically, Elif aims to understand how unequal distribution of risks and transformation of welfare regimes determine policy preferences towards immigration and subsequent voting behaviour. She has recently collaborated on a project investigating the institutional limits of designing skill selective labour immigration policies and is currently also working on determinants of immigrant enfranchisement. Prior to her doctoral studies, Elif was a research assistant at the Migration Research Center at Koç University, and she holds a master’s on International Political Economy from King’s College London funded by the Jean Monnet Scholarship.