Begüm Başdaş is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School in Berlin. Her research interests are migration, human rights, political theory, gender and sexuality studies with a focus on EU, Greece and Turkey. She received her PhD in Geography from the University of California Los Angeles and her MA in Art History from the University of California Riverside. Her BA was in Sociology at Boğaziçi University, Turkey. She worked as a human rights campaigner at Amnesty International Turkey. She has a biweekly TV program titled “On the Move” on Medyascope TV.