Nilay is a post-doctoral researcher at Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc) and an adjunct lecturer in the Sociology Department of Koç University. She holds a dual doctorate degree from Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology Program at University of Kent (UK) and Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary). She has worked as the coordinator of a Horizon 2020 grant application on migration at Utrecht University as a post-doc researcher. She has a track-record of conducting extensive qualitative research, coordinating colleagues’ researches, applying for grants, organising academic events and teaching. Currently, besides her research at MIGNEX, she is teaching various courses including sociology of law, sociology of human rights and migration.