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Gul Ozyegin

Associate Professor of Sociology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Office: Morton Hall 319
Email: [[gxozye]]
Office Phone: 757-221-1946
Office Hours Morton Hall room 319: Spring: Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 am or by appointment
Fax: 757-221-1946

Areas of Specialization

Gender and Sexuality, Sociology of Work and Occupations, Muslim Cultures, Comparative Sociology, and Globalization


B.S. in Sociology, METU, Turkey
M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology, Temple University

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

Fellow-in-Residence. The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Humanities and Social Sciences. Wassenar, the Netherlands.  2006-2007

Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence, 2011

Funding award from the Faculty Interdisciplinary Initiatives, Mellon Foundation. 2012


Gul Ozyegin, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Temple University, 1994)

Professor Ozyegin joined the Sociology Department at William and Mary in 1996. She is a recipient of the 2011 Plumeri Award for Faculty excellence and received a fellowship from the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) during 2006-07 academic year. Her main research topics are gender and class in domestic labor; sex, love, selfhood, and the youth; and intersections of gender, generation, and belonging among different generations of Turks in Germany.  She is the author of Untidy Gender, published by Temple University, and New Desires, New Selves: Sex, Love, and Piety among Turkish Youth (in press, NYU). Her work appeared in edited volumes and she has published articles in such journals as European Journal of Women’s Studies, and Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, and Culture. She is also editor of a forthcoming volume on Gender and Sexuality in Muslim Cultures for Ashgate Press.