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Sait Bayrakdar


Sait is a research assistant in the Department of Sociology.

In May 2016, Sait joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge as a Research Assistant on the family trajectories project which investigates how family trajectories and young adults’ housing tenure transitions have changed over recent decades.

Outside of this role his independent research focuses on social stratification, socio-economic outcomes and migration. Sait is particularly interested in ethnic educational outcomes and intergenerational mobility.

Sait holds a Masters degree in Social Policy Analysis (2009) from the Catholic University of Leuven and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Essex (2015), where he also worked as a researcher on the Norface-funded 2000 Families Project. He is co-author of Intergenerational consequences of migration: Socio-economic, family and cultural patterns of stability and change in Turkey and Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).


Bayrakdar, S. (2015). ‘Does Ethnic Capital Contribute to the Educational Outcomes of Individuals with Turkish Background in Europe?’ in “The young and the elderly at risk: Individual outcomes and contemporary policy challenges in European societies” by Salagean I., Lomos C. Hartung A. (Eds.), Intersentia.  

Guveli, A., Ganzeboom, H., Platt, L., Nauck, B., Baykara-Krumme, H., Eroğlu, Ş., Bayrakdar, S., Sözeri, E.K. and Spierings, N., (2015). Intergenerational Consequences of Migration: Socio-economic, Family and Cultural Patterns of Stability and Change in Turkey and Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.  

  • Position: Research Assistant
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  • Address: Department of Sociology, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RQ
  • Research Interests: Social mobility, educational outcomes, migration, ethnicity, assimilation.