PhD University of York,
MA Istanbul Bilgi University,
BA Istanbul University,
American Culture and Literature
Ozge’s interest in ethnic and minority studies developed during her undergraduate degree at Istanbul University where she analysed the similarities between two under-privileged communities having completely different cultural backgrounds.
Upon completing her BA in American Culture and Literature with minorities and migration in mind, she decided to go on in academia with the aim of conducting a research on third-generation Dutch-Turks who were born and bred in a small village called Overijjsel.
Her MA in Cultural Studies equipped Ozge with an awareness and understanding of the theoretical traditions and concepts that shape Cultural Studies as a discipline with a speciality in minority studies. Alongside getting a degree, she started working as an English Language Instructor in certain universities in Istanbul.
Ozge began her PhD in Yildiz Technical University right after completion her MA in Istanbul Bilgi University, where she completed a prescribed course of graduate study and passed comprehensive exams.To pursue her intellectual interests, she decided to start another PhD in the UK. Her research revolves around the impact of Islamophobia and War on Terror on the British born Turkish origin citizens.
Ozge currently uses qualitative research methods to examine to what extent young British-Turks, in search of identity, adapt to their lives in Britain under the sociological framework.
She currently works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant on the 2nd Year Division and Inequalities: Race and Ethnicity, Class and Religion Module.