Zeynep Ozgen is now Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi.
Zeynep Ozgen was a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California-Los Angeles in 2014. She is a political sociologist with substantive interests in social movements, political mobilization, culture, religion, and ethnicity in the Middle East. Her research is located at the intersection of politics and identity. In her dissertation titled, “Schooling, Islamization, and Religious Mobilization in Turkey,” she focused on the political and cultural struggles between religious and secular forces over the formation and reformation of subjectivities in Turkey since the late 1970s. She was working on a book manuscript and series of articles based on her dissertation research. Her other research explores the politics of multiculturalism and minority rights in managing ethno-religious diversity in Muslim contexts.
Zeynep’s research has been published in Theory and Society and Perspectives on Europe. She has received several research fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the Council for European Studies, IIE/Fulbright-Hays Program, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and the American Council for Learned Societies.