Dr. phil. Özge Sezer
Born in 1984. 2007 Architect in Izmir Institute of Technology. 2010 Master in Architectural History at Istanbul Technical University, 2018 PhD Dissertation “Idealization of the Land: Forming the Rural Settlements in Early Republican Period of Turkey, 1923–1950) at Berlin Technical University. 2007–2014 Work as an architect in restoration and conservation projects of historic buildings and archeological sites, 2014–2016 DAAD doctoral scholar, 2017–2019 Adjunct Lecturer in History and Theory of Art and Architecture at Berlin International University of Applied Sciences. Since January 2020 Research Associate in the DFG Research Training Group 1913.
Sezer, Özge / Egbers, Vera (eds.) (forthcoming 2023): The Making of Identity through Rural Space. Scenarios, Experiences and Contestations in the Rural Built Environment, Publication Series of DFG Research Training Group “Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings”, Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel.
Sezer, Özge et al. (eds.) (forthcoming 2023): Architectures of Colonialism. Constructed Histories, Conflicting Memories, Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel.
Sezer, Özge (forthcoming 2023): Aiming for the ‘Modern Turkish Village’: Ideals, Policies and Implementations of Rural Settlements in Early Republican Turkey 1923–1950, CLARA Architecture/Recherche (ISSN: 2295-3671).
Sezer, Özge (2022): Forming the Modern Turkish Village: Nation Building and Modernization in Rural Turkey during the Early Republic. [transkript] histoire 201, Bielefeld 2022 (ISBN: 978-3-8376-6155-2).
Sezer, Özge (2022): Contextualization, Realization and Contestation of the Village Inheriting from Early Republican Elazığ, Turkey. in: Praktiken des Erbens. Metaphern, Materialisierungen, Machtkonstellationen, Schriftenreihe des DFG Graduiertenkollegs 2227 “Identität und Erbe”, Band III, Eds. Simone Bogner, Michael Karpf, Hans-Rudolf Meier, Weimar 2022, pp. 176–189.
Sezer, Özge (2021): Making of the Village: An Evaluation on the Settlement Policies in Rural Turkey in the Early Republican Period, (Turkish) Turkish Academy of Sciences Journal of Cultural Inventory, 24, 0, (ISSN: 1304-2440) pp. 127–144.
Sezer, Özge (2020): Idealization of the Land. Forming the New Rural Settlements in the Early Republican Period of Turkey 1923–1950 (Dissertation TU Berlin), dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-9811.
Sezer, Özge (2019): Bauhaus’un Modern Mimari Kültürünün Yayılmasındaki Rolü – The Role of Bauhaus in the Sprawl of Modern Architectural Culture, (Turkish), Mimarist, Volume 65 Summer Issue.
Sezer, Özge (2019): Forming the Rural Settlements in Early Republican Turkey, SHS Web of Conferences 63, https://doi.org/10.1051/shsconf/20196301004
Sezer, Özge (2017): Turkey’s Modernization and Nation Building Processes, in: Mapping Nations, Locating Citizens: Interdisciplinary Discussions on Nationalism and Identity, Ed. Daniel Hambly, Humber Press, Toronto, (ISBN 978-1-92818-914-5 e-book), pp. 56–74.
October 2022: Internal Migration of Subaltern Communities in the Ottoman Empire: Afro-Turks and the Negotiations in Rural Space, Histories of Migration. Transatlantic and Global Perspectives, Sixth Annual Bucerius Young Scholars Forum at the Pacific Regional Office of the GHI, Berkeley.
September 2022: De-Historicization and Centralization. Examining Harput and Elazığ through the Lenses of Preservation Policies in Turkey during the Interwar Period. 10th AISU Congress Times and Challenges in Urban History, Turin.
October 2021: Identity Policies in a Nutshell: Yeniköy Village as a Palimpsest of Contested Spaces in Turkey, The Making of Identity through Rural Space, Scenarios, Experiences, and Contestations, International Symposium, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Online, with Dr. Vera Egbers.
February 2021: A Methodological Approach: Internal Colonization as a Way of Modernization? Contested Spaces in Rural Turkey before and after the Foundation of the Nation-State. DFG Research Training Group 1913 “Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings” BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, online, with Dr. Vera Egbers.
November 2020: Village as a Production: Inheriting the Planned Rural Settlements in Early Republican Elazığ, Turkey. Annual Conference of the DFG Research Training Group 2227 “Identity and Heritage”, TU Berlin/Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, online.
November 2020: Villages of Early Republican Turkey: Ideals, Regulations, Implementations. Yeditepe University, Faculty for Architecture, Istanbul, online.
January 2020: Internal Colonization as a Way of Modernization? Contested Spaces in Rural Turkey before and after the Foundation of the Nation-State. Research Colloquium, DFG Research Training Group 1913 “Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings” BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, with Dr. Vera Egbers.
December 2019: Idealization of the Land: Forming the New Rural Settlements in the Early Republican Period of Turkey, 1923-1950. Doctoral Seminars, MIMAD, Istanbul.