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PhD Candidate, Education, Concordia University

Ezgi Ozyonum is a Ph.D. candidate in education. She obtained her bachelor's degree from Bilkent University and completed her master's degree at Middle East Technical University. Ezgi has taught at the Department of Education, Concordia University, and has delivered workshops for Concordia's Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Ezgi's doctoral research brings critical and decolonial perspectives to studying and practicing internationalization and decolonization of higher education. Through her work, she seeks to interrupt common colonial patterns of education engagement. She presented her research at many national and international academic conferences, including Comparative & International Education Society (CIES), American Educational Research Association (AERA), and Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE). Her research findings could move Canadian Universities towards a more equitable and inclusive future.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate, Concordia University


  • 2015 
    Middle East Technical University, Education

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Comparative & International Education Society (CIES)
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)
  • Decolonial Perspectives and Practices Hub (DPPH)
  • Critical Internationalization Studies Network (CISN)
  • Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education (JCIHE)