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Ozlem Atalay
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Liberal Arts Action Lab
Phone: (860) 297-5166 Office Location: 10 Constitution Plaza
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Trinity College faculty member since 2022
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Degrees:
Master of Urban Planning, Univ. at Buffalo, SUNY
B.Sc., Istanbul Technical Univ.

Ozlem Atalay is a fifth year PhD candidate in Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University and Predoctoral Fellow at The Liberal Arts Action Lab at Trinity College. Their research focuses on queer spaces and the involvement of LGBTQ communities in the local decision-making processes. Ozlem’s dissertation is a multi-method study of participation of LGBTQ+ communities in decision making processes and inclusive city politics in contemporary urban Turkey and the United States. Their research contributes to a growing body of literature on collaborative city governance, inclusive city politics, civic engagement, place making and queer critique.

Their work on the intersections of Urban Studies and LGBTQ issues has been published on various peer reviewed journals such as Journal of Lesbian Studies, Geography Research Forum and edited books.

In the course of their instruction Ozlem tries to teach their students not only the course content as information, but also as a way of making sense of cities and one's place in them. Ozlem uses their background in Urban Planning, Real Estate and their international experiences to provide students with a powerful means of acquiring critical thinking skills.

Ozlem received their master’s and bachelor’s degrees in urban planning from University at Buffalo, SUNY and Istanbul Technical University, respectively.