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

The IPSA Committee on Organization, Procedures, and Awards (COPA) is pleased to announce its selection of Elif Naz Kayran for 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 the political preferences of citizens navigating post-industrial labour markets during globalization.

The purpose of the Francesco Kjellberg Award is to encourage emerging scholars to present papers at the IPSA World Congress of Political Science. The selection was made through nominations by convenors and chairs at the 25th IPSA World Congress of Political Science (Brisbane, Australia). The recipient receives a US$1000 prize to support their travel costs to the 26th IPSA World Congress of Political Science (Lisbon, July 25 to 29, 2018), together with 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.