Ozkan Dilek

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia.

Title of research proposal: “Bordering practices, infrastructural developments, socio-economic and environmental impacts in the borderlands of South-eastern Europe (1878-1913)”


Dilek Ozkan Pantazi is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Macedonia’s Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies. Previously, she was a visiting scholar fellow at the University of Graz’s Center for Southeast European Studies (2020-2021) and as a Visiting Academic Scholar at the University of Oxford’s Faculty of Oriental Studies (2016-2017). On 2016 she held her PhD from the University of Athens, her dissertation focuses on the first Ottoman-Greek borders in the borderland of Thessaly and in Ottoman modernization. Her PhD studies were funded by the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) and the Onassis Foundation. Additionally, she holds an MA in History from Boğaziçi University (2010) and a BA in History from Istanbul Bilgi University (2005). Her research interests focus on the Ottoman-Greek relations, borders, and migration flows in Southeast Europe.





Selected Academic Publications

  • Özkan, D. 2020, “The Final Phase of the Greek Revolution: Delimitation, Determination and Demarcation of the First Greek Boundary in Ottoman Sources” in European Revolutions and the Ottoman Balkans, Nationalism, Violence and Empire in the Long Nineteenth Century, (ed.) Dimitris Stamatopoulos, London: I.B.Tauris, pp. 111-137.
  • Özkan, D. 2021, “The Greek War of Independence in Turkish Historiography”, Journal of Greek Media and Culture, Special Issue: 1821: Mediations, Receptions, Archives, (eds) Vassiliki Kolocotroni and Eleni Papargyriou, 7(2): 2021, pp. 239-257(19). (https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/intellect/jgmc/2021/00000007/00000002)
  • Özkan, D. 2022, “Migrations, Exodus, and Resettlement during the Greek Revolution (1821-1830)” in New Perspectives on the Greek War of Independence 200 Years on: Myths, Realities, Legacies and Reflections, (eds) Yianni Cartledge and Andrekos Varnava. London, New York: Palgrave, pp. 109-127.