School of Public and International Affairs
Umut Ozkaleli

Umut Ozkaleli

Associate Professor


  • Email: uozkaleli[at]
  • Phone: 141
  • Office: D315

My research interests are gender studies, war memory, and intersectionality. Based on interviews my research explores gender identities in social conflicts.

  • Advanced Research Method
  • Conflict Analysis & Resolution
  • Race, Gender, Ethnicity and Minority Relations
  • Research Methods I
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Ph.D Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Social Science Department
  • MS George Mason University-Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) 
  • BA  Gazi University
Joined ADA August, 2016
Publications Peer Reviewed Articles

- Ozkaleli, Umut and Sean Byrne. 2023. “Inside and Outside: Government and Governance Experience of Syrian Refugees”. Syria Studies, 15 (2).

- Ozkaleli, Umut. 2022. “Loss of Black Identity in Cyprus: Examining “Arap Ali Saga” Through Decolonial Autoethnography”, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, 11 (1-2): 80–101;

- Ozkaleli, Umut & Serap Kanay. 2022. “Afro-Cypriots: Prejudice, Colourism, Racism, and Rising Black Consciousness in Cyprus”, Journal of Intercultural Studies, 44 (2). DOI: 10.1080/07256868.2022.2102596;

Ozkaleli, Umut. 2021. “Agency in multiple temporalities: Being Syrian women, becoming widows and refugees, remaining pious”, Women’s Studies International Forum,Volume 89.(SSCI);

- Umut Ozkaleli & Serap Kanay (2021): Embracing Afro hair, resisting colourism: Black women’s experiences in North Cyprus, Ethnic and Racial Studies;

Ferit Murat Ozkaleli & Umut Ozkaleli (2021) De-worlding IR theory, Postcolonial Studies.(SSCI);

- Ozkaleli, Umut. 2019. “Resilience and Relationality: Agency of Pious Syrian Refugee Women”, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Blogpost;

- Ozkaleli, Umut. 2018. “Displaced selves, dislocated emotions and transforming identities: Syrian refugee women reinventing selves”, Women's Studies International Forum, 70: 17-23 (SSCI);

- Ozkaleli, Umut. 2018. “Intersectionality in Gender Mainstreaming: Equity Organizing in Turkey”, Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, 39 (2): 127-150, (SSCI); 

Ozkaleli, Umut. 2015. “State of the state in their minds: Intersectional framework for women's citizenship in Turkey”, Women’s Studies International Forum, 48: 93-102. (SSCI);

Ozkaleli, Umut & Omur Yilmaz. 2015. “What was My War Like? Deconstructing the Gendered History of War in Cyprus”, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 17(1): 137-156. (SSCI);

Ozkaleli, Umut. 2013. “Dissident Voices: Women, Minority Status and Criticism of the Nationalist Turkish State”, Asian Journal of Women’s Studies (AJWS), 19(3): 42-71. (SSCI);

Ozkaleli, Umut. 2011. “Butterflies for Girls, Cars for Boys: Gender in K-12”, Social Change, Journal of the Council for Social Development, 41(4): 567-584;

- Orenstein, Mitchell A. and Umut Ozkaleli, 2007. “European Union as a Network Actor in Roma Minority Policy” in The Expansion of NATO and the European Union edited by Hilary Appel. California: The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, Claremont McKenna College Monograph Series, Number Eighteen, pp. 31-57.

Book Chapters

- Ozkaleli, Umut. 2022. “Voices of Their Own: Refugees Missing Home and Building a Future”, in Jessica Senehi, Imani Michelle Scott, Sean Byrne, and Thomas G. Matyók (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Peacebuilding and Ethnic Conflict, pp.209-219;

- Ozkaleli, Umut. 2012. "Annan Planı Öncesinde Kıbrıslı Türklerin Değişen Kimlik Algısı” (Changing Identity perceptions of Turkish Cypriots before the Annan Plan period), in Kıbrıs'ta Kimlik ve Değişim: Post Annan Sürecinde Ada, (Identity and Transformation in Cyprus: The Island in Post-Annan Process) eds. Mehmet Hasgüler ve Murat Ozkaleli. İstanbul: Alfa Press, pp.39-74;

Book Reviews   

- Ozkaleli, Umut, 2015. Kıbrıs’ta Türkiyeli Göçmenler by Hatice Kurtulus and Semra Purkis (Immigrant from Turkey in North Cyprus). Turkish Studies,Volume 16, Issue I, 136-138. (SSCI);

 - Ozkaleli, Umut, 2010. Gender and Development by Janet Henshall Momsen 2004. Kadın/Women 2000, Volume VIII, Issue I, Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi Yayınevi;  

 - Ozkaleli, Umut. 2010. Kadın ve Çevre: Kuzey Kıbrıs’ta Sürdürülebilir Kalkınmaya Doğru, DAÜ-KAEM Araştırma Raporu, Lisaniler, F. Güven, Hanife Aliefendioğlu, Pembe Behçetoğulları, Nurten Kara. Kadın/Woman 2000, XI(2). Eastern Mediterranean University Press.