Ozlem Erden

Associate at LCSS & Researcher at Indiana University

Ozlem Erden is a Fulbright sponsored PhD student in Curriculum Studies program at Indiana University, Bloomington.  She received a BA in Science Teaching from Hacettepe University, and an MSc in Curriculum and Instruction from Middle East Technical University. She also holds a post graduate certificate in education studies from Middlesex University, London. Her master’s thesis was “An assessment of MoNE-YLSY scholarship program from the perspectives of scholars’: Changes in cultural, political, economic and educational perceptions.” She volunteered as an Education Platform Coordinator at London Centre for Social Studies. Her research area of interest includes multicultural education, migration issues and refugee education, international student mobility, curriculum models and designs, and sex education. Her work is oriented towards understanding educational issues in refugee camps along with challenges and issues in educational settings. She has worked towards exploring these issues while increasing the awareness of academics, policy makers and educators on educational and social issues. She has presented her research at national and international conferences and helped in organizing conferences related to her research interests.  

Her conference presentations include “The Understanding of Science Teaching Department Graduates on Attitudes and Issues in Sex Education” (2013), Canakkale, “Experiences of a Syrian Family in Social and Educational Context: Case Study” (2013), Istanbul, “An Assessment of YLSY Scholarship Program and Determining the Factors Affecting the Scholars’ Cultural, Political, Economic and Educational Perception throughout International Student Mobility Process (2013), Nottingham, “The Changes of Turkish Students’ Perception on Marginalization throughout the Student Mobility Process (2012), Swansea, “Perception of Turkish–Speaking Parents on Their Children’s Education” (2012), Cambridge. She has also been integral in organizing International Conference on Gender and “Education (2015), International Gender and Migration Conference (2013), and The Third International Conference on Critical Education (2012) among others.  


International Conference on Gender and "The Law": Limits, Contestations and Beyond

4-6 June 2014 - Dokuz Eylul University and Gediz University, Izmir, Turkey

Latest News

A Tide of Humanity: Discussing the Migrant Crisis

On 27 November 2015, LCSS has successfully organised a roundtable at SOAS to discuss the recent Migrant Crisis

LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

International Conference on Gender and Education: Critical Issues, Policy and Practice: Re-Gendering Education

LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education


“Insider” and/or “outsider: Anthropologists’ constant status negotiation”

Feray J. Baskin - PhD Candidate, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

Daniela Alaattinoğlu - PhD Candidate, European University Institute - Florence, Italy

On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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