Alliant School of Management
Graduate Int'l Relations
San Diego Campus
Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131
Courses, Research Interests, Publications
Gender, Religion and Culture; Immigration, Race and Ethnicity; NGOs and Women's Empowerment; Inter-cultural Communication; Political Psychology; International Relations; Comparative Politics.
Ozyurt, Saba. 2010. "Bridge Builders or Boundary Markers? The Role of Mosques in the Acculturation Process of Immigrant Muslim Women in the West" Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 30, No. 3
"Empowering Muslim Immigrant Women Through Local NGOs: Islamic versus Secular Muslim Women's Organizations in the United States and the Netherlands". International Studies Association's Annual Conference, 2012.
"Securitizing and Desecuratizing Migration in the Age of Ontological Insecurity: Migrant Incorporation Process and its Links to Domestic and International Security ". International Studies Association's Annual Conference, 2012.
"A Mixed-Method Inquiry of Religion and Immigrant Integration: How and Why Triangulation Matters". American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Seattle, WA), 2011.
"Gender Diversity within Islam". University of Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Sexuality. Islam in the Public Sphere Conference, 2011.
"Bridge Builders or Boundary Markers: Evaluating the Role of Islamic Institutions in Diaspora". International Studies Association Annual Conference (New Orleans, LA), 2010.
Alliant International University, Provost Seed Money Grant: " Integrating Religion and Religious Competency Tools into International Studies Research and Teaching: An Exploratory Analysis of Faith-Based Non-Governmental Organizations' Impact on Global Human Development"
Academic History and Background
PhD. University of California, Irvine, 2009
Professional Practice and Community Service
Post Doctoral Fellow. Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, UC Irvine., 2010-2011
Visiting Research Fellow. UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, 2008-2009
Bio and Links
She was a visiting research fellow at the UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies in 2008-2009 and a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at UCI in 2010-2011.
Dr. Ozyurt has taught various courses at UC Irvine, UC San Diego and Chapman University as an adjunct faculty before joining Alliant International University.
She received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Irvine in 2009.