International Correspondence Conference on FEMALE MIGRATION




Conference Program

 International Correspondence Conference on “Female Migration”

Maltepe University Human and Humanities Application & Research Center (MUTAM)


the Faculty of Arts and Sciences,

Maltepe University, İstanbul, TURKEY


July 30-31, 2015


Thursday, July 30, 2015

8:30 am - 9:00 am           Registration

9:00 am - 09:30 am         Conference Opening Ceremony

09:30 am - 10:30 am        Keynote Speaker - Pedro Gois “Female Migration in the XXI century: global challenges local specificities”, University of Porto, Portugal

10:30 am - 10:45 am        Coffee Break


10:45 am - 11:45 am        Session 1. Moderator: Krystyna Slany, Jagiellonian University, Poland

1.     Khan Mohammad Alamyar “Why and How Afghan Women Migrates; Challenges and Opportunities”, Ministry of Economy, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan;

2.     Lalaie Ameeriar “Downwardly Global: Muslim Bodies and the Making of Multicultural Space”, University of California, United States of America;

3.     Joanna Bielecka-Prus “Migrant Females and their Transnational Families: between the guilt and obligation”, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS), Lublin, Poland;

4.     Marzena Kruk “Who cares? Children and parents left behind and their everyday life”, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS), Lublin, Poland

11:45 am - 12:00 pm       Discussion


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm         Session 2. Moderator: Tetiana Havlin, University of Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

1.     Nazgul Irisova  “Re-entering” experience among female labor migrants”, American University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan;

2.     Barbara Jelonek “Gender, migration, law of Japanese marriage, Japanese civil code, statistical dates. Japanese marriage - law, gender, migration and statistical dates”, University of Wrocław, Poland;

3.     Lukasz Klimek “Childbearing decisions and fertility behaviours in migrant and non-migrant families. Having children in Polish families in Poland and Ireland”, University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Poland;

4.     Lihong Huang, Ewa Krzaklewska, Paula Pustułka, Krystyna Slany, Ewelina Ciaputa “The Landscape of Partnering and Parenting Among Polish Migrant Women in Norway”, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Poland

1:00 pm - 1:15 pm          Discussion


1:15 pm - 2:00 pm          Lunch


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm          Keynote Speaker - Oksana Koshulko, Scholar of the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey TUBITAK. The declaration of the final report of the international scientific project: “The migration of women from Ukraine and other former Soviet Union countries to Turkey: differences, similarities, and outcomes”


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm          Session 3. Moderator: Lukasz Klimek, University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Poland

1.     Agnieszka Kuriata “The European Law regulations regarding Muslim women clothing - a comparative approach”, University of Wroclaw, Poland;

2.     Catherine Lawrence “Gender-based recommendations for Nepalese civil society organizations in response to changes in Nepalese labour migration to Malaysia”, University of Victoria, Canada;

3.     Tatyana Lipai “Social and cultural implications of migration processes of women”, Novopolotsk, Belarus;

4.     Evgenia Makazan “The Paradigm of Ukrainian Female Labor Migration”, Zaporizhzhya National University, Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm          Discussion


4:15 pm - 4:30 pm          Coffee Break


4:30 pm - 5:30 pm          Session 4. Moderator: Güncel Önkal, Maltepe University, Turkey

1.     Suzanne Menhem “The migration of qualified Lebanese women to France”, Lebanese University Institute of Social Sciences Section-II, Lebanon;

2.     Shoira Olimova “On “Central Asia’s Women Labor Migration to Russian Federation. Comparative perspective from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan”, Khujand, Tajikistan;

3.     Katarzyna Sadowa “‘Honour’ crimes (Discrimination and violence against female migrants). ‘Honour’ crimes in European countries – an effect of minorities’ migration?”, University of Wroclaw, Poland;

4.     Nadia Shapkina “Markets, Mobility, and Risks: Understanding Female Migration from the Former Soviet Republics to Turkey”, Kansas State University, USA

5:30 pm - 5:45 pm          Discussion


5:45 pm - 6:00 pm          Coffee Break


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm          Session 5. Moderator: Oksana Koshulko, Maltepe University, Turkey

1.     Krystyna Slany, Stella Strzemecka “Strand: Marriage, family, parenting of female immigrants in host countries”, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Poland;

2.     Osen Figan Tuncer “Gender roles in transition: A case study on first generation Turkish migrant women’s change in Turkey and the Netherlands”, Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies, Utrecht University, Netherlands;

3.     Ifki Arifatul Utami, Yunita Nugrahaini Safrudin “Justice for Indonesian women migration workers is condemned to death in Saudi Arabia”, Diponegoro University, Indonesia;

4.     Francesca Alice Vianello “Migrant women within the economic crisis: a comparison between Romanian and Moroccan women Italy”, University of Padua, Italy

7:00 pm - 7:15 pm          Discussion


7:15 pm - 8:00 pm          Dinner


Friday, July 31, 2015


09:30 am - 10:30 am         Session 1. Moderator: Evgenia Makazan, Zaporizhzhya National University, Ukraine

1.     Kamila Fiałkowska “Reproduction of gender order in symbolic practices of female seasonal migrants - insights from the fieldwork”, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw, Poland:

2.     Zübeyit Gün “Women, Forced Migration and Trauma: A Contextual Analyze”, Gediz University, Turkey;

3.     Catherine Harris “Motivations, challenges and achievements of Polish female migrant entrepreneurs in the UK”, University of Sheffield, England;

4.     Tetiana Havlin “An Intersectional Trap of the Female Immigrants”, University of Siegen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

10:30 am - 10:45 am        Discussion


10:45 am - 11:00 am        Coffee Break


11:00 am - 12:00 pm       Session 2. Moderator:Khan Mohammad Alamyar, Ministry of Economy, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

1.     Ayla Deniz “Rebuilding the Home: Russian Marriage Migrants in Istanbul”, Ankara University, Turkey;

2.     Meltem Çelik Dirsehan “Women forced to emigrate in terms of war: violence against Syrian women during civil war” Institute of the Middle East Studies, Marmara University, Turkey;

3.     Mimoza Dushi “Influence of Migration in Women Emancipation. Case study from Kosovan Albanian Diaspora”, University of Pristina, Kosovo;

4.     Vera Eliasova “The Barbed Wires, Old and New: Zuska Kepplová’s Nomadic Landscapes. Cultural and literary exploration of contemporary forms of migration in Central and East Europe, gender, Slovak writing (Zuska Kepplová)”, Budapest, Hungary

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm       Discussion


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm         Closing Remarks


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm          Lunch


2:00 pm - 7:00 pm          Sultanahmet guided tour and free time for the participants