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Oya Dursun-Ozkanca, Ph.D.

Elizabethtown College

Country: United States (Pennsylvania)

About Me:

Dr. Oya Dursun-Özkanca (University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies Minor at Elizabethtown College, PA, USA. Her research interests include Turkish foreign policy, South East Europe, transatlantic security, European Union, and peace operations. She is the author of a number of scholarly articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, such as Foreign Policy Analysis, Ethnopolitics, PeacebuildingInternational Journal of Peace StudiesJournal of Regional SecurityCivil Wars, European SecurityJournal of Intervention and StatebuildingFrench PoliticsPerspectives on European Politics and Society, and Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, and various edited volumes. Her first book, The European Union as an Actor in Security Sector Reform: Current Practices and Challenges of Implementation was published by Routledge in 2013. Her second book (co-edited with Dr. Stefan Wolff), External Interventions in Civil Wars: The Role and Impact of Regional and International Organisations, was published by Routledge in 2014. Dr. Dursun-Özkanca served as a LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics in Summer 2013. During the 2015-2016 academic year, she was on sabbatical leave through a sabbatical research grant received from the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University to work on a book manuscript on Turkish foreign policy.

Research Interests

Conflict Processes & War

European Politics

Foreign Policy

Military Intervention

Middle East & North African Politics


Political Violence

Countries of Interest