Ozgur Bal

Academic Visitor, 2012

Ozgur Bal is a visiting PhD student at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, between January-December 2012. She is a Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at Sociology, METU, Turkey. Her research interests are theories of identity and belonging; studies of ethnicity, nationalism and citizenship; minorities of Turkey; oral history; migration; and sociology of everyday life. During her academic year at Oxford, she will be working on the methodology and analytical chapters of her dissertation which is on “Perception and Experience of Turkish National Identity by Kurd, Arab and Syrian Orthodox People of Southeast Turkey”. Currently, she is undertaking her studies under Professor Anthony Heath’s supervision.