Dr. Özge Bilgili

Assistant Professor at Utrecht University & Thomas J. Alexander Fellow at OECD


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Academic journal articles

  • Bilgili, Ö., Loschmann, C., Fransen, S., & Siegel, M. (2019). Is the education of local children influenced by living nearby a refugee camp? Evidence from host communities in Rwanda. International Migration. Published online: 02 January 2019.
  • Fajth, V., & Bilgili, Ö. (2018). Beyond the isolation thesis: exploring the links between residential concentration and immigrant integration in the Netherlands. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 1-25.
  • 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.
  • Bilgili, Ö. Kuschminder, K. & Siegel, M. (2017). Return Migrants’ Perceptions of Living Conditions in Ethiopia: A Gendered Analysis. Migration Studies. Published online: 10 August 2017.
  • Volante, L., Klinger, D., Bilgili, Ö., & Siegel, M. (2017). Making Sense of the Performance (Dis) advantage for Immigrant Students Across Canada. Canadian Journal of Education40(3), 229-361.
  • Bilgili, Ö. (2017). Houd rekening met de realiteit van migranten; Pleidooi voor een coherent en complementair integratie- en ontwikkelingsbeleid. Sociologie.
  • Bilgili, Ö. (2016). A new strategy: coherent and complementary integration and development policies. Migration Policy Practice IOM, 6(1), 16-21.
  • Sturge G., Bilgili, Ö., & Siegel, M. (2016). Migrant skills and development potential: a study on economic and social remittances. Global Networks. Article first published online: 2 MAR 2016
  • Bilgili, Ö. (2015). Economic Integration for Sending Money back home? Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 13 (4) 379-400.
  • Bilgili, Ö. & Siegel, M. (2015). To Return Permanently or to Return Temporarily? Explaining Migrants’ Intentions. Migration & Development.
  • Bilgili, Ö. (2014). Migrants’ Multi-Sited Social Lives. Comparative Migration Studies2(3), 283-304.
  • Bilgili, Ö. & Siegel, M. (2014). Policy perspectives of Turkey towards return migration: From permissive indifference to selective difference. Migration Letters11(2), 218-228.
  • Engbersen, G., Bakker, L., Erdal, M. B., & Bilgili, Ö. (2014). Transnationalism in a Comparative Perspective. Comparative Migration Studies, 2(3), 255-260.


Books/Edited books

  • Volante, L., Klinger, D., & Bilgili, O. (Eds.). (2018). Immigrant Student Achievement and Education Policy: Cross-Cultural Approaches (Vol. 9). Springer.
  • Huddleston T., Bilgili, Ö., Joki A.L. & Vankova, Z. (2015). MIPEX 2015. Migration Policy Group, Brussels.
  • Bilgili, Özge (2014). Simultaneity in Transnational Migration Research: Links between Migrants’ Home and Host Country Orientation, Boekenplan, Maastricht.

Book chapters

  • Bilgili, O., Volante, L., & Klinger, D. (2018). Immigrant Student Achievement and the Performance Disadvantage. In Immigrant Student Achievement and Education Policy (pp. 3-15). Springer, Press.
  • Klinger, D., Volante, L., & Bilgili, O. (Ed.) (2018). Conclusion. Immigrant Student Achievement and Education Policy: Cross-Cultural Approaches (Policy Implications of Research in Education Series). Springer Press.
  • Bilgili, Ö. & Weyel S. (2016). Diaspora Engagement Policies: A Comparison between the Turkish and Moroccan Case. In D. Besharov and M. Lopez (Eds.) Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy. Boston: Oxford University Press.  
  • Bilgili, Ö. & Siegel M. (2013). From Economic to Political Engagement: Analysing the Changing Role of the Turkish Diaspora. In Collyer, Michael Emigration Nations: the ideologies and policies of emigrant engagement, Palgrave.

Refereed reports & Papers

Opinion pieces

Policy briefs

Working papers

  • The links between economic integration and remittances behaviour of migrants in the Netherlands, UNU-MERIT Working Paper: http://www.merit.unu.edu/publications/wppdf/2013/wp2013-037.pdf
  • Understanding the changing role of the Turkish diaspora, UNU-MERIT Working Paper (Co-authoring with Melissa Siegel): http://www.merit.unu.edu/publications/wppdf/2011/wp2011-039.pdf
  • Ethnic identification, acculturation strategies and homeland attachment – Presented at PRIO Integration and Transnationalism in Europe Workshop in October 2013
  • MSc.  Thesis: “Educational  achievement  of  migrant  children:  Does  parents’  relative education play a role?” ( using PISA 2000-2003-2006 datasets and the  World  Bank  Development  Indicators)