Temporal Horizons and Partial Integration - the Incorporation of Syrian Refugee Healthcare Professionals in Istanbul
13.12.2018 15:00
YER : AB5-5204
İstanbul Şehir University Center for Urban Studies

Dr. Souad Osseiran
Souad Osseiran was a Stiftung Mercator-IPC research fellow for 2017-2018 where she undertook research for a project entitled, "Syrian Healthcare Professionals Integration in Turkey: Altering Formulations of Citizenship".
She completed her PhD in anthropology from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 2017. She holds an MSc in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford and a BA from the American University of Beirut.

With the forecasted long-term presence of Syrian refugeesi the Turkish government launched projects to formally integrate Syrian teachers and healthcare professionals into their respective domains. In 2016, the Turkish Ministry of Health and WHO launched a project to train Syrian healthcare professionals in Turkey to enable them to work in state run Migrant Health Centers (MHCs). It is the Turkish government's first initiative of this kind to incorporate refugee healthcare professionals as it involved creating a new fast-track pathway to enable the hiring os these professionals. This talk is based on a research on the experiences of Syrian healthcare professionals employed in MHCs across İstanbul. The MHCs and the fast-track system implemented create particular temporal horizons and ambiguities at the intersection of time and labor.