Can M. Aybek is Professor of Empirical Social Research at the City University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany. He studied International Relations and Political Sciences in Ankara and Munich and obtained his doctoral degree from the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). He has been a fellow of the Max Weber Programme, European University Institute in Florence (2008/9), fellow of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) Institute for Advanced Study (2012/3) and Hannah Arendt Visiting Chair at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Department of Sociology, University of Toronto (2016/7). Aybek worked at various universities as well as the German Federal Institute for Population Research in Wiesbaden.

Aybek’s research interests focus on methodological issues in social scientific research, research on practices of social work and implementation of social policies with a special focus on the interdependence of social and spatial aspects as well as the analysis of migration and integration processes of immigrants and policies targeting to influence these processes on the international, national and local level.