Member of Presidential Social Policies Council
Edibe Sözen was graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1982. In 1984, she completed her master's degree in Istanbul University, Department of Social Structure and Social Change. In 1989 she received the title of doctor in the same department with her thesis titled "social structure, change and social identity". From 1991 to 1993, she worked at the Department of Communications Arts, University of Wisconsin. In 1994, she became associate professor of applied sociology. She has been a faculty member at the Faculty of Communication at Istanbul University since 1995 and is currently a professor. She was elected as AK Party MKYK member in 2006. In 2007, she was elected as AK Party Istanbul Deputy.