Ülker Sözen

Associate Fellow

Portrait of Ülker Sözen

Ülker Sözen received her PhD degree in Sociology in 2017 from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Turkey. She was a postdoctoral fellow from 2019 to 2022 at IRGAC affiliated with Alice Salomon Hochschule, wherein she conducted research on civil society and authoritarianism in Turkey. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Religious Studies at Leipzig University, studying expressions of religiosity by Turkish youth on social media. She will start as a postdoctoral researcher in the project titled “Platformization, Forms of Authoritarianism, and the Future of Democracy: Perspectives from the Global South” at Passau University in May 2024.

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