Özge Savaş, PhD

Özge Savaş is a faculty member in Social Psychology at Bennington College. She received her PhD in Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies from University of Michigan. Her research bridges intergroup relations literature in psychology with intersectionality theory that originates in feminist studies; and translates between narrative and survey-based approaches in social sciences using a sociocultural lens. She examines marginalized people’s sense of belonging in groups, institutions, and nations; privileged individuals’ beliefs and attitudes about who deserves to belong; and everyday practices of homemaking and citizen-making amidst social inequality.