Secil is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology at York University. She received her PhD in Sociology with a specialization in Migration and Ethnic Relations from The University of Western Ontario. Secil’s research interests are in the areas of refugee studies, race and ethnicity, migration, inequality, integration, and identity. She has conducted research with refugees from Turkey and from Burma. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations at The University of Western Ontario, Secil was involved in a research project on intercultural skills. Her current project looks at immigrant experiences at the workplace.