The hard way

The Mint talked to Professor Ozlem Onaran about her journey from an undergraduate degree in engineering to being a professor in economics at Greenwich University. She started her career in in the changeable political-economy of Turkey, her home country and has worked in five countries.

She was determined to take a pluralist route whatever the sacrifice. She also wanted to influence policy, starting as an activist in the period when neo-liberalism dominated captured in the acronym TINA – there is no alternative. None of it was plain sailing, particularly as a woman.

Özlem Onaran

Prof Özlem Onaran is a prize-winning Feminist Economist at the University of Greenwich and Director of the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre. She has done extensive research on issues of …

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