Dr Baris Cayli
Baylis studied Politics and Public Administration and was trained at Bilkent University, University of Amsterdam and the University of Twente before moving to Italy to get his PhD degree in Social Sciences on Work and Legality. His doctoral dissertation has sought to advance the fight against the Mafia by analyzing anti-Mafia movement in the country. He received his doctoral degree from the Università di Camerino in 2012. He was Visiting Scholar at the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2010 and was Visiting Academic at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford in 2011.
His current research at Stirling and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research aims to provide new lenses from the viewpoint of non-state actors, victims, and local people who are subjugated or exposed to the physical and psychological violence, threats, and extortion demands by the mafias. He deploys ethnographic, cultural, critical and micro-sociological theories and methods in his research in order to delve into the mystery of the factual and yet tragic stories of those victims.