Dr. Özgür Özvatan

Deputy Head of Department "Integration Research and Social Policy" and "Foundations of Migration and Integration Research"


Fellow with the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR)



PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLE: Ö. Özvatan (2020). The Great Secession. Ethno-National Rebirth and the Politics of Turkish-German Belonging. Social Inclusion.

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLE: (equal co-authors) S. Metzger and Ö. Özvatan (2019). Games of Belonging: Football, Boundaries and Politics in Turkey and Germany. Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity.

BOOK CHAPTER: Ö. Özvatan and M. Siewert (2020). Konzepte und Konzeptformierung. In Handbuch Methoden der Politikwissenschaft edited by C. Wagemann, A. Goerres, and M. Siewert. VS. 

BOOK CHAPTER: B. Forchtner and Ö. Özvatan (2019). Beyond the German forest: Environmental communication by the German far right. IN: Forchtner. Far right and the Environment: Politics, Discourse, Communication. Routledge, London. 

BOOK CHAPTER: Ö. Özvatan and B. Forchtner. Towards a 'happy-ending'? The far right in Germany. IN: A. Waring (2019). The New Authoritarianism: A Risk Analysis of the Alt-Right. ibidem, Hannover. 

WORKING PAPER: M. Engelken-Jorge, B. Forchtner, Ö. Özvatan, K. Eder. The inclusionary and exclusionary politics of populism. From storytelling to collective learnive learning processes.

OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan (2020). In Germany, racism is becoming more mainstream. Al Jazeera, 28 February 2020. 

BLOG: G. Yurdakul, Ö. Özvatan and B. Forchtner (2019). Bikinis, Blondes, and Burkas: Gender and Islam in the German Far Right. EpiCenter, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan (2019). Merkel’s dilemma: Germany’s polarising ‘Turkish issue’ returns. openDemocracy, section 'Can Europe make it?', July 29, 2019. 

OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan (2019). Radical-Right Backlash against the Games of Belonging. The Case of Mesut Özil. openDemocracy, section 'Can Europe make it?', February 19, 2019.

OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan (2018). Politics of Turkish European Belonging in the Era of "National Rebirth". EuropeNow: Journal of Research and Art, Council for European Studies, Columbia University. October, 2018.

OP-ED: G. Yurdakul, Ö.Özvatan and A. Korteweg (2018). Feminism gone bad? Women's organisations and the hard right in Germany. openDemocracy, section 'Can Europe make it?', October 3, 2018.

OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan and B. Forchtner (2018). The Alternative for Germany and the Myth of National Rebirth. Fair Observer, September 13, 2018.

OP-ED: G. Yurdakul and Ö. Özvatan (2017). Doppelte Staatsbürgerschaft: Ethnie oder Diversität? Tagesspiegel Causa, January 11.

OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan and G. Yurdakul (2017). Familie im Grundgesetz. Ein Grundrecht auf Familie – für alle! Tagesspiegel Causa, September 20.

OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan (2017) German-Turkish tensions in a collapsing Jamaica coalition. openDemocracy, section ‘Can Europe make it?`, November 20, 2017.



2019. BIM Research Colloquium. (co-teaching with Prof. Yurdakul and Dr. Holger Wilcke)

2018. Migration and Belonging in Post-National Europe: The Interrelational Perspective (co-teaching with Prof. Yurdakul)

2017. Case study designs


2017 Humboldt Research Track Scholarship funded by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin within the Excellence Initiative of the States and the Federal Government

2016 Princeton University Research Scholarship, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs