Jade Cemre Erciyes

jade_cemre.erciyesRole at CSS: Scientific Coordinator

Senior Research Fellow

Analist in Strategy 2025

Other Roles: Post Doctoral Associate, SCMR, Global Studies, University of Sussex

Primary Researcher, SocLab Abkhazia

Research interests:

Diaspora, Return Migration, Cultural Studies.


2014 PhD. Migration Studies, Geography, Global Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.

2008 Abkhaz and Russian language prepatory school, Abkhazian State University, Sukhum, Abkhazia.

2006 MA, Eurasian Studies, Social Sciences Institute, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. MA dissertation was entitled “Life Standard in the Post-Soviet Context: The Case of the Republic of Adygeya”.

2003 BA Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

2003 Minor Studies, Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

Work Experience:

2016-present     Scientific Coordinator, CSS Abkhazia

2015-present      Senior Research Fellow, CSS Abkhazia

2015-present      Post Doctoral Associate, SCMR, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex

2008-2014           Research Fellow, CSS Abkhazia

2013-2014          Course Convenor: Culture Across Space and Time (CAST) (V3049); Cultural Studies – School of Media, Film and Music

2010-2014          International Student Ambassador

2011-2013          Researcher at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

2011                   Associated Tutor in SPRU – School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex

Research Grants: 

2012 MIREKOC Research Grant for her PhD Research

2005 TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) research grant for her MA Research

Some publications include:

Courses thought include:

2013-2014                 Culture Across Space and Time, University of Sussex, Cultural Studies

2011                            Introduction to Statistical Research Methods, University of Sussex, BMEC

2009                          Studying Family Histories, Bazala Research, Republic of Abkhazia

2009                          SPSS, Bazala Research, Republic of Abkhazia

2009                          Training-Workshop on Field Research Methodology, Bazala Research, Republic of Abkhazia

2008                          Research Methods, Foundation for Independent Expertise, Republic of Abkhazia

2005-2006               SPSS; METU, Sociology Department

2001-2002                Research Methods and SPSS: Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey; Sociology Department, PG participants

2001-2002                SPSS; METU, Ankara, Turkey; Sociology Department