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Assistant Professor, Utrecht University

Dr. Özge Bilgili is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Utrecht University. She has been awarded as a Thomas J. Alexander fellow at the Education and Skills Department of the OECD and is currently working as an associated researcher for the Strength through Diversity Project. Her expertise is on immigrant integration, social cohesion, transnationalism and education research and policy analysis in relevant areas. She has also worked extensively on migration and development issues, forced migration and return and reintegration research.

Since 2016, Dr. Özge Bilgili is the chair of Dutch Association for Migration Research (DAMR) and highly involved in other academic networks. She is the co-coordinator of IMISCOE Standing Committee on Interactions of Migrant Integration and Transnationalism in Europe (IMITE) and an affiliated researcher of United Nations University – Merit. As an assistant professor at Utrecht University, she is also part of European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER) and the Inter-university Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). Dr. Özge Bilgili is also regularly involved in commissioned research for country governments and international organizations (IOM, UNHCR, MPI, MPG, and SDC), participates in capacity building activities and presents research findings to practitioners, policy makers and academics.


  • –present
    Dr., Utrecht University


  • 2014 
    Maastricht University, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • Chair of Dutch Association for Migration Research