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Özlem Ögtem-Young

Research Fellow, Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management, University of Birmingham

Özlem Ögtem-Young is a sociologist working at the University of Birmingham as a Research Fellow and Research Theme Lead (Poverty, Precarity, Savings, and Debt) at the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) within the Department of Social Policy, Sociology, and Criminology. Her research expertise and interests centre on the politics of migration, ethics of belonging, poverty, inequality, and exclusion. Her Ph.D. research investigated the experiences of belonging of unaccompanied young migrants within the UK asylum system. She is currently working on developing and undertaking research into poverty, precarity, and financial insecurity amongst socially and economically marginalised communities and migrant groups.


  • 2021–present
    Research Fellow & Research Lead, University of Birmingham
  • 2017–2019
    Research Associate , University of Birmingham
  • 2010–2017
    Research Assistant , University of Birmingham


    University of Birmingham , MA
  • 2021 
    University of Birmingham , PhD


  • 2020
    Migration Uncertainty in the Context of Brexit: Resource Conversation Tactics, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • 2020
    Brexit, Birmingham, Belonging and home: the experience of secondary migrant Somali families and the dirty work of boundary maintenance, Safer Communities
  • 2019
    Counter-extremism, PREVENT and the extreme right-wing: lessons learned and future challenges, LIAS Working Paper Series
  • 2018
    Faith resilience: Everyday experiences, Societies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2017
    International Research Grant
    Visiting Researcher
    Funding Source:
    Universitas 21
  • 2013
    Visiting Researcher
    Funding Source: