Dr. Özge Bilgili is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Utrecht University. She has been awarded as a Thomas J. Alexander fellow at the Education and Skills Department of the OECD and is currently working as an associated researcher for the Strength through Diversity Project. Her expertise is on immigrant integration, social cohesion, transnationalism and education research and policy analysis in relevant areas. She has also worked extensively on migration and development issues, forced migration and return and reintegration research. Please see "Research Projects and Teaching" section for more information on her previous research experience.
Since 2016, Dr. Özge Bilgili is the chair of Dutch Association for Migration Research (DAMR) and highly involved in other academic networks. She is the co-coordinator of IMISCOE Standing Committee on Interactions of Migrant Integration and Transnationalism in Europe (IMITE) and an affiliated researcher of United Nations University – Merit. As an assistant professor at Utrecht University, she is also part of European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) and the Inter-university Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS).
Dr. Özge Bilgili is also regularly involved in commissioned research for country governments and international organizations (IOM, UNHCR, MPI, MPG, and SDC), participates in capacity building activities and presents research findings to practitioners, policy makers and academics. For more information and questions on her ongoing and previous work, please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forthcoming Special Issue in 2019
Migration Trajectories and Transnational Support (working title) in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) – with co-editors Richard Staring and Erik Snel
New book in 2018
Recent publications in 2017-2018
- Bilgili, Ö. & Loschmann C. (2018). Refugees and host communities in the Rwandan labour market. Forced Migration Review. 58, 22-24.
- Fransen, S., & Bilgili, Ö. (2018). Who reintegrates? The constituents of reintegration of displaced populations. Population, Space and Place. 24 (6), 1-13.
- OECD (2018), The Resilience of Students with an Immigrant Background: Factors that Shape Well-being, OECD Reviews of Migrant Education, OECD Publishing, Paris. (Co-drafted with Francesca Borgonovi, Alessandro Ferrara, Lucie Cerna and Jose Marquez)
- Bilgili, Ö., Fransen, S., Loschmann, C., & Siegel, M. (2018). Is the education of local children influenced by living nearby a refugee camp? Evidence from host communities in Rwanda (No. 018). World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
- Bilgili, Ö. (2017). The "CHARM" Policy Analysis Framework: Evaluation of Policies to Promote Immigrant Students' Resilience. OECD Education Working Papers, No. 158, OECD Publishing, Paris.
- Bilgili, Ö., Kuschminder K., Siegel, M. (2017). Return migrants' perceptions of living conditions in Ethiopia: A gendered analysis. Migration Studies.
- Bilgili, Ö. (2017). Houd rekening met de realiteit van migranten; Pleidooi voor een coherent en complementair integratie- en ontwikkelingsbeleid. Sociologie.
- Bilgili, Ö., Loschmann, C., Siegel, M. (2017). The Gender-Based Effects of Displacement: The Case of Congolese Refugees in Rwanda. KNOMAD Working Paper 21. World Bank.
- Volante, L., Klinger D., Bilgili, Ö. & Siegel, M. (2017). The Immigrant (Dis)advantage Addressing student achievement gaps. Education Canada.
Academic events in Spring - Fall 2018
- IMITE Research Symposium and PhD course, Oslo, November 2018
- DAMR & WODC Pitch, Mix & Match Session, The Hague, October 2018
- UNHCR Regional Refugee Response Plan for the Congolese, Rwanda, September 2018
- MACIMIDE Migration Conference, Maastricht, September 2018
- IMISCOE Annual Conference, Barcelona, June 2018
- EU at the Crossroads of Migration Conference and DAMR Spring Event, Utrecht, May 2018
- AERA Annual Meeting, New York, April 2018