Enes is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science studying comparative politics and methodology. His research interests are diverse, but he mainly studies political attitudes and behaviors toward migration by using experimental methods. He is a member of the Experimental Politics Lab led by Professor Patrick Kraft.
His dissertation broadly focuses on attitudes toward immigrants and refugees in selected host countries. It examines how the political balance of power affects such outcomes drawing on a survey experiment in the United States, and how feelings of resentment do the same with a survey experiment in Turkey. Enes has done fieldwork in Turkey exploring what shapes native perceptions regarding repatriation and/or return of refugees.
Prior to joining UWM, Enes earned his Master’s degree in International Relations at Bilkent University. He also worked a research fellow at the Migration Research Center at Koc University in Turkey.
Jackie is a doctoral dissertator and lecturer in Political Science at the UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University, and Ripon College. She studies international relations and comparative politics and teaches courses on international relations.Jackie’s dissertation focuses on the intersection of ethnicity, conflict, and refugees. With the development of a new dataset on refugees’ majority or minority ethnic status in a country of asylum, she looks to unravel how one’s ethnic identity can influence the production, flow, and treatment of refugees fleeing conflict.
In 2019, Jackie earned her Master’s degree in Political Science at UW-Milwaukee with her thesis focusing on Chinese foreign aid and corruption. Jackie also received her Bachelor degrees in 2016, summa cum laude, from UW-Milwaukee in Political Science and Global Studies, with a minor in Geography and two certificates in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and Russian and Eastern European Studies.
Overall, Jackie’s research interests center on ethnic conflict, migration politics, nationalism, political violence, politics of developing nations, foreign aid, and corruption.