Dilek  Kayaalp

Assistant Professor

Foundations & Secondary Education • College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Anti-racism and Social Justice, Social and Educational Inequalities, Critical Ethnography, Critical Race Theory, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Immigration, Youth Culture, Cultural Identities, and Critical Multiculturalism.

Education

Postdoctoral Research, Education, University of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 2015.

Ph.D., Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 2012.

M.A., Sociology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2002.

B.A., Sociology, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1993.

Biography

Awards

Awards

  • The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, 2014-2015
  • University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Education Graduate Student Mentorship Grant, 2005-2006
  • UBC Graduate Entrance Scholarship, 2005-2006
  • UBC PhD Tuition Fee Award, 2005-2009
  • TUBA (The Turkish Academy of Sciences) Scholarship, 2004
  • Middle East Technical University (METU) high honour and honour university awards during BA, 1990-1993

 

Travel Awards (Competitive)

  • Social Policy Research Conference Award, UBC, 2010
  • Social Policy Research Conference Award, UBC, 2009
  • Balkan Summer School Travel Grant, 2005

Affiliations

The International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), Wilfrid Laurier University, 2013-now

Centre for Culture, Education and Identity, UBC, 2006-now

Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity, Metropolis BC, 2005-2009

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Middle Eastern refugee youth in the United States, 2015-2016

Principle Investigator: Dr. Dilek Kayaalp

Internal Funder: University of North Florida (UNF), Commission on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI). 

 

The young and the stateless: Male Kurdish youth in Canada after 9/11, 2014-2015

Principal Investigator: Dr. Dilek Kayaalp (with Supervisor: Dr. Ozlem Sensoy)

External Funder: The Scientific Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).

 

Educational profile of Turkish immigrant youth and their inclusion/exclusion in the Canadian educational system, 2005-2006 Co-investigator (with Principle Investigator: Dr. Jo-anne Dillabough)

Internal Funder: University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education Graduate Student Mentorship Grant.

Publications & Presentations

Refereed Contributions

Journal Articles

  • Kayaalp, D. (in press). Hybrid and supra-hybrid: Complex and conflicting identities of immigrant youth in the Canadian nation-state. Critical Education.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2015). Living with an accent: A sociological analysis of linguistic strategies of immigrant youth in Canada. Journal of Youth Studies, DOI:10.1080/13676261.2015.1052050.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2013). Education inclusion/exclusion of Turkish immigrant youth in Vancouver, Canada: A critical analysis. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 1-14.

Book Chapters

  • Kayaalp, D. (2006). A gender and class analysis of male working students in Ankara, Turkey. In Justyna Sempruch, Katharina Willems, & Laura Shook (Eds.), Multiple marginalities: An intercultural dialogue on gender and education in Africa and Europe, 60-69. Germany: Helmer Press.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2005). Educational profile of working-children. In Fuat Ercan & Yuksel Akkaya (Eds.), Capitalism and Turkey II: Labour, political life and local development, 235-245. Turkey: Dipnot Press.

Conference Proceedings

  • Kayaalp, D. (2009). Social and educational inclusion/exclusion of Turkish immigrant youth in Canada. Proceedings of the ESERA congress, Istanbul.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2008). Quest for anti-racist research. Proceedings of the CASWE Fostering Critical Dialogues in Gender Studies and Youth Studies in Education Conference. Vancouver, University of British Columbia.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2008). Epistemologies, methodologies and immigrant youth studies: Are they related? Proceedings of the CSSE annual conference, Vancouver, University of British Columbia.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2004). Educational attainment of working students: Evidence from Iskitler Industry and Vocational High School. In Richard Ruzicka, Jeanne H. Ballantine, & Jose A. Ruiz San Romanin (Eds.), Key Context for education and democracy in globalizing societies, 60-74. Czech Republic: Charles University.

Non-Refereed Contributions

Book

  • Kayaalp, D. (2009). Child labor and education: A sociological analysis of work, school and life experiences of male working-class students in Turkey. Germany: VDM Verlag.

Other Refereed Contributions

Conference Presentations (Selected)

  • Kayaalp, D. (2017). The Young and the stateless: Kurdish youth in Canada. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Antonio, April, 2017.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2016). Accent hierarchy and linguistic experiences of minority youth in Canada. Paper presented at the International Political Science Association’s 24rd World Congress (IPSA), Poland, July, 2016.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2016). Hybrid and supra-hybrid: Complex and conflicting identities of immigrant youth in the Canadian nation-state. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Washington, April, 2016.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2014). Living with an accent: Linguistic strategies of immigrant youth in Canada. Paper presented at the Centre for Intercultural Language Studies (CILS) Annual Symposium, The University of British Columbia (UBC), May, 2014.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2014). Critical analysis of research on immigrant youth: "Value-free" science versus the realities of immigrant youth. Paper presented at the International Intersectionality Conference, Simon Fraser University (SFU), April, 2014.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2014). Schooling of immigrant youth in Canada: A sociological analysis. Paper presented at the International Intersectionality Conference, SFU, April, 2014.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2013). Educational inclusion/exclusion of Turkish immigrant  youth in Vancouver, Canada: A critical analysis. Paper presented at the Intercultural Studies Symposium, UBC, May 2013.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2012). Educational inclusion/exclusion of Turkish immigrant youth in Canada. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Vancouver, April, 2012.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2012). Social and cultural experiences of first- and second-generation Turkish immigrant youth in Vancouver. Paper presented at the AERA Annual Conference, Vancouver, April, 2012.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2012). Narrative of interraciality: Social, cultural and "racial" encounters between Blacks, Whites, and Aboriginals in the 19th century in British Columbia. Paper presented at the Black British Columbians: Race, Space and the Historical Politics of Difference at the US/Canada Border Symposium, UBC, April, 2012.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2011). Social, cultural and educational experiences of Turkish youth in Vancouver, Canada. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Annual Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, June, 2011.
  • Kayaalp, D. (2011). Muslim, Atheist, "Middle-Eastern," "Turkish delights:" Social and cultural experiences of first- and second-generation Turkish youth in Vancouver, Canada. Paper presented at the 13th National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, Canada, March, 2011.

KayaalpContact Information

Building 57, Room 2332

(904) 620-5201

dilek.kayaalp@unf.edu