Highly Skilled Labor Migration has been mostly explained by reduction to economy. The significance of both, determination of political economy on HSLM and its impact on the economy, cannot be ignored. But, this one-sidedness in migration studies leads to some blind spots by keeping the migrant and her/his experience out of the center of sociological accounts. This work aimed at understanding socio-structural grounds and influences of HSLM experience by introducing its elite migrants as homo migrant sociologicus, rather than homo migrant economicus. It particularly presents an integrated analysis about ICT specialists from Turkey in Germany.
Dr. Ulas Sunata PhD in Sociology, University of Osnabrück (UO), Osnabrück; Master of Science in Sociology and Bachelor of Arts in Statistics, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara. Her research interests include information society, nationalism, migration and gender studies, on which she has published several articles. She currently gives lectures at the Bahçesehir University in Istanbul.