Persons

Dr. Özge Yaka

Einstein Guest Researcher

Dr. Özge Yaka is currently a Philipp Schwartz Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship, Religious Diversity and Social Pluralism, Universität Potsdam. She is also an associate member of the Einstein Research Group at BIM, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Post-Growth Research Group at Institut für Soziologie, Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena. She has received her PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University in 2011. Since then, she has held positions as Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow and as a Visiting Professor at Graduate School of North American Studies – JFKI, Freie Universität Berlin; and as a Gerda Henkel Research Fellow at Collège d'études mondiales – FMSH Paris. Her research interests include critical social theory, social and environmental movements, global and environmental justice, feminist theory, migration, gender, body and subjectivity. Her recent project focuses on new wave of migration from Turkey to Berlin and the strategies of young, highly educated Turkish migrants to cope with deep-seated prejudices.