Derya Özkan

Derya Özkan works as an Assistant Professor in Cinema and Digital Media at Izmir University of Economics. She received her Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies in 2008 at the University of Rochester, NY, USA. From 2008 to 2016, she worked at the Institute of European Ethnology, LMU University of Munich, Germany, first as a Postdoctoral Researcher, and then as the Director of a DFG Emmy Noether Research Project titled “Changing Imaginations of Istanbul. From Oriental to the Cool City.”


2020, Özkan, Ed. (co-ed: G. B. Büyüksaraç) Commoning the City. Empirical Perspectives on Urban Ecology, Economics, and Ethics. Routledge (Book Series: Space, Materiality and the Normative).

2015, Özkan, Ed. Cool Istanbul. Urban Enclosures and Resistances. Transcript Verlag.  

2015 Özkan “Let them gentrify themselves! Space, Culture and Migration in Munich’s Bahnhofsviertel” in Europäische Ethnologie in München. Ein kulturwissenschaftlicher Reader. (Ed) Irene Götz, Johannes Moser, Moritz Ege, Burkhart Lauterbach. Waxmann Verlag.