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Dr Didem Oral

Didem Oral

Dr Oral is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. She was awarded a PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. In her PhD Thesis “Peace Movements in Militaristic Societies: Israel and Turkey as Unidentical Twins” she looked at how political opportunity structures shape peace movements’ characteristics in these two different countries. As a political sociologist, her research interests include social movements, migration, militarism, gender, state-society relations, Kurdish Question in Turkey, political consumerism, Israeli politics & society and qualitative research methods. In the TEAMS project she will be focusing on opportunity structures in and out of the school system, identifying different networks, looking at the link between social integration and mobility, conducting ethnographic fieldwork and assessing and analyzing the data.