Alliant School of Management
San Diego Campus
Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131
Courses, Research Interests, Publications
Gender, Religion and Culture; Immigration, Race and Ethnicity; NGOs and Women''s Empowerment; Inter-cultural Communication; Political Psychology; International Relations; Comparative Politics.
Ozyurt, Saba. 2013. "Selective Integration of Muslim Immigrant Women in the United States: Explaining Islam's Paradoxical Impact". Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 39 (10).
Ozyurt, Saba. "Negotiating Multiple Identities, Constructing Western-Muslim Selves in the Netherlands and the United States" Political Psychology, Vol. 34 (2), 239-263 (doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9221.2012.00924, published December 2012).
Ozyurt, Saba. 2010. "Bridge Builders or Boundary Markers? The Role of Mosques in the Acculturation Process of Immigrant Muslim Women in the West". Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 30, No. 3.
Monroe, K R., S. Ozyurt, T. Wrigley and A. Alexander. 2008. "Gender Equality in Academia: Bad News From the Trenches and Some Possible Solutions". Perspectives on Politics, Vol.6, (2), 215-233.
Jafari, M., F. Elahi and S. Ozyurt. 2007. "Religious Perspectives on Embryonic Stem Cell Research". The Fundamentals of the Stem Cell Debate: The Scientific, Religious, Ethical, and Political Issues. K. Monroe et al. (eds.), University of California Press.
Solingen, E. and S. Ozyurt. 2005. "Mare Nostrum: The Sources, Logic and Dilemmas of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership". The Convergence of Civilizations? Constructing a Mediterranean Region. E. Adler, B. Crawford, R. del Sarto and F. Bicchi (eds.), University of Toronto Press.
"Ecological and Organizational Determinants of NGO Performance in Women's Empowerment". Paper accepted to the International Studies Association-West Annual Conference, Pasadena, September, 2013.
"Evaluating the Role of Religion in International Studies: Faith-Based Non-Governmental Organizations and Their Impact on Human Development". Paper presented at the Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Hollywood, CA, March, 2013.
"The 'Normative Power Doctrine' and the New Turkish Foreign Policy in the Age of Global Governance" (with Hulya Aksu). Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2013.
"Empowering Muslim Immigrant Women Through Local NGOs: Islamic versus Secular Muslim Women's Organizations in the United States and the Netherlands". Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2012.
"The Future of Islam in the West: The Case of Second Generation Muslim Immigrants and Their Integration Patterns". Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2012.
"Third Sector Effectiveness in the Provision of Settlement/Resettlement Services to Refugees and Immigrants: A Comparative Analysis of NGO-State Collaboration" (with Promise Monroe). Paper presented at the International Studies Association-West Annual Conference, Pasadena, CA, October, 2012.
"Securitizing Migration in the Age of Ontological Insecurity: Migrant Incorporation Process and its Links to Domestic and International Security". Paper presented at the International Studies Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2012.
"A Mixed-Method Inquiry of Religion and Immigrant Integration: How and Why Triangulation Matters". American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, September 2011.
"Gender Diversity within Islam". University of Washington Institute for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Sexuality. Islam in the Public Sphere Conference, 2011.
"Bridge Builders or Boundary Markers: Evaluating the Role of Islamic Institutions in Diaspora". International Studies Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 17-20, 2010.
Alliant International University, Provost Seed Money Grant: " Integrating Religion and Religious Competency Tools into International Studies Research and Teaching: An Exploratory Analysis of Faith-Based Non-Governmental Organizations' Impact on Global Human Development"
Academic History and Background
PhD. University of California, Irvine, 2009
United Nations Association, San Diego Chapter
Professional Practice and Community Service
Post Doctoral Fellow. Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, UC Irvine., 2010-2011
Visiting Research Fellow. UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, 2008-2009
WCCI Delegate to the United Nations Commission to the Status of Women - World Council on Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI)-Present
Alliant International University Faculty Liaison - World Council on Curriculum and Instruction
Bio and Links
Dr. Saba Ozyurt is an assistant professor of international and cross-cultural studies and the faculty program coordinator for the undergraduate bachelor's programs at Alliant International University School of Management. She is currently serving as the faculty liaison to the World Council on Curriculum and Instruction (WCCI).
Dr. Ozyurt’s research focuses on multiculturalism and minority rights in pluralist societies, particularly the rights of religious minorities, women and immigrants. Specifically, her work looks at the political and psychological processes of identity formation and negotiation among Muslim women. She is currently working on a project on the role of community based nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on women’s empowerment.
Dr. Ozyurt received her Ph.D. in political science and political psychology from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). She taught at University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of California, Irvine and Chapman University before joining Alliant International University. She was a visiting research fellow at the UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, and a postdoctoral fellow at UCI Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.