Atahan Demirkol holds an MSci degree from Middle East Technical University (Turkey), and a BA degree from Gazi University (Turkey). His main research areas are international migration, international security, and international law. He has several published articles including in the journal Migration Letters. He promotes the studies concerning refugee integration, urban politics, international law regarding international migration, and Marxism. He is also working as an editorial assistant at KOCATEPEIIBFD Journal. He has been to Koç University Migration Research Center (MiReKoç) as visiting fellow, Syracuse University for an Academic Language Course, and the University of Economics in Bratislava for Erasmus+ exchange as a Ph.D. candidate.

He is currently a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at Afyon Kocatepe University Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Turkey. He is also an independent researcher at Foreign Policy Institute (Turkey). His Ph.D. dissertation is about Turkey’s migration management policies and Marxism nexus.