Dr. F. Zehra Colak

Nonresident Research Fellow

Dr. F. Zehra Colak earned her Ph.D. in Education Sciences at KU Leuven, writing her dissertation on acculturation, intergroup relations, and discrimination among Turkish and Belgian university students. She also holds an MSc degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from KU Leuven. She has taught courses on migration and identity and contributed to various research projects ranging from multicultural education to coping strategies of refugee women in Europe.

Dr. Colak has extensive experience working for NGOs in Turkey and Belgium, focusing mainly on issues around the education of refugee children and advancing social equality and equal access to resources among marginalized communities. She has presented her research during international conferences and published her research in academic journals. She is currently a member of CeMIS (Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies) at the University of Antwerp and a member of the IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe) standing committee education and social equality.

Latest by F. Zehra Çolak


France’s attack on academics is an attempt to silence debate on race March 1, 2021.

Challenging far-right in education through culturally relevant pedagogy December 16, 2020.

Book Reviews

Homegrown Hate – Why White Nationalists and Militant Islamists are Waging War Against the United States by Sara Kamali August 19, 2021.

Dynamics and appeal of populist nationalism in Europe April 30, 2021.


Dr. Mette Wiggen: Racism Is Key to Understanding the Far-right Everywhere March 30, 2021