Ozgur Ozkan

Ph.D. Candidate (2014 Cohort)
Ozgur Ozkan

Dissertation Project

Social and Cultural Sources of the Turkish Military’s Interventionism; Secondary Research: Cultivating Imperial Patriotism: Universal Conscription and Minorities in the Late Ottoman Empire (1908-1918)

Professional Background

The Turkish Armed Forces


Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Greek, Karamanlidika, Qualitative Methods



Ozgur Ozkan received his B.S. from the Turkish Military Academy and M.A. in Security Studies from the US Naval Postgraduate School in California. Ozgur’s research is primarily based in States, Markets, and Societies (SMS) foundational field, with a secondary focus on the Peace, Violence, Security (PVS). His work will center on nationalism, ethnic politics, state-society relations, and civil-military relations in the Middle East.


  • “Reimagining Sephardic Çanakkale and Its Ties to Seattle,” UW Stroum Center Sephardic Studies E-Journal, May 1, 2017
  • How the Turkish “City of Peace” Remembers its Sephardic Veterans,” UW Stroum Center Sephardic Studies E-Journal, Apr 20, 2018

Grants & Fellowship

  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Scholarship for Greece Olympia Summer Academy (Conflict & Political Violence), June 2018
  • American Political Science Association (APSA) Travel Grant, June 2018
  • Maurice and Lois Schwartz Endowment Fellowship, NELC, UW, 2018-2019
  • Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) Research Grant, 2018-2019
  • The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies Travel Grant, April 2018
  • University of Washington GSFEI Travel Grant, April 2018
  • Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Opportunity Grant, UW, April 2018
  • Harvard-Koç University Ottoman Summer School Scholarship, July 2016
  • Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Graduate Fellowship, UW, 2016-2017
  • Maurice and Lois Schwartz Fellowship, NELC, University of Washington, 2016-2017.
  • University of Washington Graduate School Hall-Ammerer Endowed Fellowship (Ph.D.), 2014-2015

Dissertation Committee

Post Graduation


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