Umut Ozguc is a lecturer in International Relations at Deakin University and a visiting fellow at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra. She is a critical IR scholar working on critical border studies, settler colonialism, poststructuralism, posthumanism and security studies. Her work on borders was published in International Political Sociology, Security Dialogue, and the Disorder of Things. Her work cuts across several areas mainly international relations, political geography, continental philosophy, and history. Umut's previous writings focused on human security, racism and managing cultural diversity. Currently, she is completing a book on the construction of borders in settler-colonial states. Umut holds a BA in International Relations from Ankara University, and a MA (Research) in Politics and International Relations from the University of New South Wales. She completed her doctoral research at the same university. Umut previously worked as a researcher and a lecturer at several universities including the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales, and Sydney University. She is the co-founder of Australian Critical Border Studies Network.
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