Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Diversity and Social Conflict

Dr. Özgür Özvatan

Dr. Özgür Özvatan
oezguer.oezvatan (at)

Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Sozialwissenschaften → G.Simmel Prof. Comparative Studies on Diversity/Social Conflicts
Visiting address
Universitätsstraße 3b , Room 331
Phone number
(030) 2093-66614
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Curriculum Vitae


Research Fellow with the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM) and The Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right (CARR). Visiting Research Fellow with the University of Melbourne, School of Political and Social Science in the Summer Semester 2020.


Research Interests

Political Sociology, Belonging, the Far Right, Critical Discourse Studies, Narrative Theory, Collective Learning Theory, Case Study Methodology


Publications (in chronological order)

JOURNAL ARTICLE (TRIPLE-BLIND PEER REVIEW): Ö. Özvatan (2020). The Great Secession. Ethno-National Rebirth and the Politics of Turkish-German Belonging. Social Inclusion.



JOURNAL ARTICLE (DOUBLE-BLIND PEER REVIEW): (equal co-authors) S. Metzger and Ö. Özvatan (2020). Games of Belonging: Football, Boundaries and Politics in Turkey and Germany. Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity.



BOOK CHAPTER: Ö. Özvatan and M. Siewert (2020). (equal co-authors) Konzepte und Konzeptformierung. In Handbuch Methoden der Politikwissenschaften edited by C. Wagemann, A. Goerres and M. Siewert. Springer VS, Wiesbaden. 



BOOK CHAPTER: B. Forchtner and Ö. Özvatan (2019). Beyond the German forest: Environmental communication by the German Far Right. In The Far Right and the Environment: Politics, Discourse, Communication edited by Bernhard Forchtner. London, Routledge.


BOOK CHAPTER: Ö. Özvatan and B. Forchtner (2019). The Far-Right Alternative für Deutschland in Germany: Towards a ‘Happy Ending‘?. In The New Authoritarianism: A Risk Analysis of the Alt-Right edited by Alan Waring. Ibidem, Hannover.


MANUSCRIPT UNDER REVIEW: M. Engelken-Jorge, B. Forchtner, Ö. Özvatan, K. Eder. The Making of Exclusionary and Inclusionary Populism. From Narrative Genres to Collective Learning Processes. 


WORKING PAPER: Ö. Özvatan and Ö. Muti. Same same but different? The Making of Exclusionary Populism through Memory Politics in Germany and Turkey. 


Blogs & Op-eds (in chronological order)


OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan (2020). In Germany, racism is becoming more mainstream. Al Jazeera, 28 February 2020. 


BLOG: G. Yurdakul, Ö. Özvatan and B. Forchtner (2019). Bikinis, Blondes, and Burkas: Gender and Islam in the German Far Right. EpiCenter, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.


OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan (2019). Radical-Right Backlash against the Games of Belonging. The Case of Mesut Özil. openDemocracy, section 'Can Europe make it?', February 19, 2019.


BLOG: Ö. Özvatan (2018). Politics of Turkish European Belonging in the Era of 'National Rebirth'. EuropeNow, Journal for Research and Art, Council for European Studies.


OP-ED: G. Yurdakul, Ö.Özvatan and A. Korteweg (2018). Feminism gone bad? Women's organisations and the hard right in Germany. openDemocracy, section 'Can Europe make it?', October 3, 2018.


OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan and B. Forchtner (2018). The Alternative for Germany and the Myth of National Rebirth. Fair Observer, September 13, 2018. 


OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan (2017). German-Turkish tensions in a collapsing Jamaica coalition. openDemocracy, section 'Can Europe make it?', November 20, 2017.


OP-ED: G. Yurdakul and Ö. Özvatan (2017). Doppelte Staatsbürgerschaft: Ethnie oder Diversität? Tagesspiegel Causa, January 11, 2017.

OP-ED: Ö. Özvatan and G. Yurdakul (2017). Familie im Grundgesetz. Ein Grundrecht auf Familie – für alle! Tagesspiegel Causa, September 20, 2017.