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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Dr Birgul Yilmaz

Postdoctoral Fellow at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China



I am interested in the intersections of language, discourse, humanitarian governmentality, international law and how these shape the treatment of refugee children and unaccompanied minors.



Yilmaz, Birgul. 2021. The making of the unaccompanied children: From legal discourse to the everyday. Language, Culture and Society.

Yilmaz, Birgul. 2021. Language and humanitarian governmentality in a refugee camp on Lesvos island. De Fina, A. & G. Mazzaferro (Eds). Exploring (Im)mobilities: Language practices, discourses, imaginaries and narratives. Multilingual Matters.


Sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, ethnography, migration and refugee children
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