Özge Genç

Özge Genç

Program Director, TESEV Foundation

Program Director, TESEV Foundation | Istanbul, Turkey

Özge Genç received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. She received her master’s degree in International Politics and Middle East Studies from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),  University of London. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Istanbul Bilgi University and her research is on secularism in Turkey. 

She worked as a visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Middle East Institute (MEI) between August 2009 and 2010.

In 2006, Genç joined the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV), a think tank and research center based in Istanbul. She is currently the program director of TESEV’s Democratization Program, focussing mainly on constitutional reform and religion-state-society relations.