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Name: Serife Ilgu Ozler
Title: Director, SUNY Global Engagement Program in NYC
Academic Rank: Associate Professor
Department: Political Science

Expertise Keywords: Chile, Latin America, Mexico, Middle East, Ozler, political participation, Political Science, Politics, Turkey, United nations

Available For: interviews, essays, speaking

Expertise: I have compartive research experience on the development of democratic political institutions in Turkey and Latin America (Chile and Mexico). I recently finished my dissertation titled: "Squatters Stand Up: Political Institutions and Demand Making in the Developing World." I have been teaching political science classes in some capacity for six years. The classes I teach at New Paltz include United Nations Semester, Middle East Politics and Institutions, International Politics, Latin American Politics, Social and Economic Development.

Currrent Research: Political participation, civil society, political parties and institutions, Internationalization of higher education institutions.

Contact Information

Office Phone: 845-257-2635
E-mail Address:
Home Phone: 845-255-7492
Personal Web Site:

Other Information

Positions held at New Paltz prior to current position:
Coordinator of the Dual Diploma Degree Program with Turkey

Positions held prior to joining SUNY New Paltz:
Teaching assistant and research assistant in political science at University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and UCLA.


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1994-1996 M.A. 1995 Political Science
University of Wisconsin Whitewater 1988-1993 B.A. 1993 Political Science/International
University of California Los Angeles 1996-2003 Ph.D. 2003 Political Science


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Organizational Memberships

American Political Science Association
Latin American Studies Association


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