Leadership - Opera/Contemporary Opera - 19th century music and Program music -Music Aesthetics - Sustainability and Art.
- Music History 19th and 20th century
History of Opera/Contemporary Opera (MA - UiS)
Contemporary music (MA - UiS)
Sociologi of Music (MA - UiS)
My background is interdisciplinary, with BSc in Industrial Design and MSc in Philosophy (METU), MA in Music (NTNU) and PhD in Musicology (CUNY-Graduate Center). In addition, I have a music education from Trøndelag Music Conservatory.
Since 2012 I have worked as head of department, first at the Music Conservatory, University of Tromsø, and at the Department of Media and Social Sciences, University of Stavanger in 2016-2020, before I joined the Department of Musicology, University of Oslo.
In the period 2002-2012 I held positions as associate professor at the University of Stavanger where I taught music history and opera history, and sociology of music. I was also responsible for talent development program in music performance, teaching/supervising several award winners in national and international competitions.
- Head of Department, Department of Media and Social Sciences, University of Stavanger
- Head of Department, Music Conservatory, UiT the Arctic University of Norway
- Associate Professor, Department of Music and Dance, University of Stavanger
Member of the National Council for Music - since 1.1.2021
Member of the National Council for Media Studies 2016-2020
Member of the National Council for Music 2012-2016
Member of the Council for Performing Music Education 2012 – 2016
Nordlys festival Board Member 2012 - 2016
International Musicological Society - member of programme committee, conference 2016
Arctic frontiers, member of programme committee, conference 2016
Özgen, Zafer (2022). Passion of Man, Rule of Law: Hans Werner Henze’s Autobiographical Opera Der Prinz von Homburg. 12th Biennial Conference on Music Since 1900 .
Özgen, Zafer (2019). Leo Brouwer. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
Özgen, Zafer (2018). Hans Werner Henze. Store Norske Leksikon (Nettutgaven).
Özgen, Zafer (2017). "Norwegian Initiatives in Internationalization in Higher Education,".