Gul  Ozyegin

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

Office: Morton Hall 319
Email: [[gxozye]]
Research Areas: Gender and Sexuality, Muslim Societies and Diasporas, Work and Occupations, Globalization, Transnationalism and Immigration

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 and GSWS 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 (un)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 (2015, NYU). She is also editor of Gender and Sexuality in Muslim Cultures (2015, Ashgate Press).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. Professor Ozyegin’s current research is on Turkish immigrants in Berlin, tentatively entitled (Un)Belonging and Identity: A Home Divided? Gender and Generational Histories of Turks in Germany