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Hazal Özdemir


Hazal Özdemir is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History. Her dissertation explores Armenian circular mobility between the Ottoman Empire and the United States between 1896-1908. Her project contributes to the existing literature on Ottoman Armenian history by studying the denaturalization of targeted populations and methods devised to control their movements such as photo registers. She participates in the interdisciplinary Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) Cluster.

Her dissertation project was funded by institutions such as the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) and the Society of Armenian Studies (SAS) in the 2021-2022 academic year. Before coming to Northwestern, Hazal received a BA in History from Boğaziçi University, Turkey, and an MA in History of Art with Photography from Birkbeck, University of London. 

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