Duygu Ozaltin is a Teaching Fellow in International Migration and Diaspora Politics. She was formerly an Assistant Lecturer at University of Kent, where she joined as a PhD candidate in International Relations after being awarded a Vice Chancellor's Research Scholarship for her thesis titled 'Disentangling Forced Migration'. Her research focuses on the relationship between political violence and forced displacement. Duygu also holds an MSc in Security Studies from University College London, an MA in Mediterranean Studies from Kings College London and a BA in Economics and International Relations from Tulane University. Prior to returning to academia, Duygu worked in credit risk at BNP Paribas in Istanbul and in alternative investments at JP Morgan in New York, Chicago and London.
Duygu's latest journal article (April 2019) focuses on why some people choose to leave their homes while others remain when faced with political violence and is based on a case study of migration intentions in post-Saddam Bagdad.