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Freie Universität Berlin

Institute of Geographical Sciences

Malteserstr. 74-100

Room K 173

12249 Berlin



Research Interests

Critical, Feminist and More-than-Human Geographies, Environmental Humanities, Critical and Feminist Theory, Social and Environmental Movements, Environmental and Socio-Ecological Justice, Phenomenology, Migration and Conflict



Topics to speak on:

Gender and environment, environmental and socio-ecological justice, grassroots environmental movements, water, body, human/non-human relationality, indigenous ontologies and relational environmental ethics, migration and conflict, Turkey and the Middle East


Özge Yaka is a research fellow and lecturer at the Institute of Geographical Sciences (Human Geography), Freie Universität Berlin. She studied political science at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey and received her Ph.D. from Lancaster University in 2011. Since then, she has held academic positions in Turkey, France, and Germany and was awarded several research fellowships by the Einstein, Gerda Henkel, and Alexander von Humboldt Foundations. She works at the intersection of human geography, environmental humanities, and gender studies.  She is also engaged with Turkish and Middle Eastern politics and works on issues such as justice, inequality, contention, protest, and war in the region.