Özer Özkan has his bachelor degree at Political Science and International Relations Department in Boğaziçi University. Afterwards, he graduated from Stockholm University, being awarded by the Swedish-Turkish Scholarship Programme for MA Degrees. His main research areas are Turkish Politics, Middle East Politics, political parties, far-right and nationalism. Working as an intern in the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Turkey and Swedish Defence University, Özer has been an active member of several civil society organizations such as JEF Turkey. Currently, he is working at QNB Finansbank in Turkey.