Dr. Özge Bilgili

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


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Research projects

  • Coordinator: Implementation analysis of Terre des Hommes’ APE approach to children on the move in Europe and West Africa (June-December 2019)
  • Technical Advisory Board Member: Technical Assistance to Support the Monitoring of Actions Financed under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey (Facility) (SUMAF) (2018-2020)
  • International expert: ICMPD Support the Implementation of Development-Sensitive Migration Policies in Turkey (SIDEM) (2017-2018)
  • Principle researcher: Education Systems Effect on Skills Performance and Socio-cultural Integration of Immigrant Students (OECD) (March 2017 – March 2018)
  • Associated researcher: Strength through Diversity Project (OECD) (March 2017 – March 2018)
  • Senior researcher: The Economic Impacts of Congolese Refugees in Rwanda: Labour Markets, Social Infrastructure and Aid Effectiveness (funded by UNHCR) (2015-2016)
  • International expert: Project on Supporting Turkey in Development of National Harmonization (Integration) Policy (IOM Turkey) (June-November 2016)
  • Senior researcher: Swiss Development Cooperation’s Migration and Development Strategy in Benin (2016)
  • Senior researcher: MIPEX 2015: Integration Policies, Who Benefits? Project in partnership with Migration Policy Group and Center for International Affairs Barcelona (2014-2015)
  • Senior researcher: Sessiz Destek / Silent Support Project, International Migration Law in Turkey and Policy Coherence ICMPD (2015)
  • Senior researcher: Sessiz Destek / Silent Support Project, Trainer on Migration and Development, ICMPD (2015)
  • Senior researcher: INTERACT Project (MPI Europe and EUI)  (2014)
  • PhD Researcher: Migration: A World in Motion: Migration and Development IS Academy Project (2009-2014). Project on the developmental impact of migration specifically in Morocco, Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Burundi.
  • Researcher: Migrant Heterogeneity and Transnationalism Project (Volkswagen Foundation) (2013)
  • Researcher: Dutch Ministry of Interior knowledge exchange project on civic integration (2012)

Research awards and grants

  • Open Society Foundation – AERA 2018 Conference travel grant (2018)
  • Thomas J. Alexander fellowship at the OECD (2017)
  • H2020 Grant Proposal: Role of European Mobility and its Impacts in Narratives, Debates and EU Reforms (H2020) (2017)
  • KNOMAD World Bank Forced Migration and Gender (2016) – with Craig Loschmann and Dr. Melissa Siegel
  • IMISCOE Seed Fund 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 - With Erasmus University Rotterdam and Peace Research Institute Oslo
  • MACIMIDE Workshop Fund 2016– with Dr. Karlijn Haagsman
  • European University Institute Summer School 2011 (2-week accommodation fund)
  • European University Institute Summer School 2011 (Best participant essay publication)
  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarship (2-years research master education)
  • Summer Exchange Program at Vanderbilt University – Merit Scholarship
  • Galatasaray University B.A. Sociology, Top of the class of 2007
  • Erasmus exchange program 2005, Merit Scholarship
  • French preparatory class 2002, Top of the Class Award (Study grant at Franche-Comté Uni.)

Teaching expertise and courses taught

  • MSc. International Migration: Theories, Policies and Trends
  • MSc. Quantitative Research Methods Seminar: Survey Design
  • MSc. Qualitative Research Methods Seminar: Focus Group Interviews
  • MSc. Migration Specialization Course on Labor Market Effects of Migration
  • MSc. Diaspora Engagement Policies Seminar: Comparison between Turkey and Morocco
  • MSc. Migrant Integration Theories
  • MSc. Research Practicum
  • MSc. CSPro Seminar on Electronic Data Collection
  • BA. Psychology of Ethnic Relations
  • BA. Leeronderzoek
  • BA. & MSc. Thesis supervision

Other academic activities

  • Co-editor for special issues: Comparative Migration Studies (2011), Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (Forthcoming in 2019)
  • Reviewer for academic journals: International Migration Review, Ethnicities, Work and Occupations, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Comparative Migration Studies
  • Guest lecturer: UNESCO – IHE Institute in Delft, Groningen University, University College Maastricht, University of Neuchâtel