Professor of International Relations
Ph.D. University of South Carolina
Emek M. Uçarer is Associate Professor of International Relations at Bucknell University. She arrived at Bucknell in 1998. She holds a PhD in International Studies from the University of South Carolina. She teaches a variety of courses that focus on governance in international relations, including International Law, Human Rights, Global Governance, Migration, and the International Relations of Europe. Her research interests include governance of immigration and asylum in the European Union, the Europeanization of these issues, the role of EU institutions in cooperation on these issues, human trafficking and smuggling, the interaction between nonstate actors and intergovernmental organizations, and political mobilization of ethnic and migrant diasporas in host countries.
Her recent publications include:
- “Negotiating Third-Country National Rights in the European Union,” in Diversity in the European Union, edited by Elisabeth Prügl and Markus Thiel, pp. 59-75. New York: Palgrave 2009.
- “Justice and Home Affairs,” in European Union Politics 3rded, edited by Michelle Cini and Nieves Perez-Solorzano Barragán. pp. 306-323. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
- “Safeguarding Asylum as a Human Right: NGOs and the European Union,” in Transnational Activism in the UN and the EU, edited by Jutta Joachim and Birgit Locher, pp. 121-139. New York: Routledge, 2009.
- “Burden-Shirking, Burden-Shifting, and Burden-Sharing in the Emergent European Asylum Regime” International Politics 43, no. 2 (2006): 219-240.
- “The External Impact of European Integration: The Case of Immigration Policies,” (with Sandra Lavenex) Cooperation and Conflict 39, no. 4 (2004): 417-443.
Professor Uçarer is the recipient of Bucknell’s Presidential Award for Teaching Excellence. She was also an American Postdoctoral Fellow of the American Association of University Women’s Educational Foundation. She is currently working on a project that seeks to determine if, how, why, and in what ways NGOs can exert influence in international organizations such as the EU, exploring how changes in the institutional setting of an institution impinge upon the conduct of IGO-NGO interactions.