Özlem Çelik is a University Researcher at Global Development Studies at the University of Helsinki. After her PhD degree in Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield, Özlem previously worked as a postdoc fellow at Helsinki, Lund and Middle East Technical universities and as a lecturer at Yasar University. Her research has an interdisciplinary nature, at the cross-section of urban studies and planning, economic and political geography. Her scholarly interests include the role of the state in housing and urban governing; housing financialisation; urban social movements and commoning practices; green financialisation; and sustainable urban development. To date, her research has been funded by the Swedish Institute, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, University of Sheffield and FORMAS, and has been published in journals such as Antipode, Housing Studies and Journal of Urban Affairs. She is currently co-leading a recently funded FORMAS research project on green urban development in Sweden. She is the co-founder and coordinator of the Urban and Regional Political Economy Working Group, IIPPE since 2010 and Nordic Urban Political Economy Network (NUPE).