Our PhD program in International Relations and Political Science has a strong placement record. Following is a list of first placements of our graduates:

 

Mustafa Kutlay, PhD 2014

Assistant Professor, TOBB University of Economics and Technology

Dissertation Title: Reforming Reactive States: A comparative Political Economy of Greek and Turkish Crises

 

İmren Borsuk, PhD 2015

Researcher, Transparency International Turkey

Dissertation Title: Road from Ethnic Mobilization to Intercommunal Violence: A Comparison of Kurdish problem in Turkey and Northern Ireland Conflict

 

Didem Çakmaklı, PhD 2015

Assistant Professor, Antalya International University

Dissertation Title: Transforming citizenship in Turkey: Learning active citizenship in civil society organizations

 

Ömer Faruk Örsün, PhD 2015

Assistant Professor, Istanbul University

Dissertation Title: Inclusiveness, contestation and conflict processes

 

Ayşen Ezgi Üstübici, PhD 2015 (joint degree with University of Amsterdam)

Assistant Professor, Koç University

Dissertation Title: The Governance of International Migration in Turkey and Morocco: Irregular Migrants’ Access to Right to Stay

 

Gitta Glüpker, PhD 2016

Consultant, German National Academic Foundations

Dissertation Title: The gender gap in public support for European integration

 

Mustafa Yağcı, PhD 2016

Assistant Professor, İstinye University

Dissertation Title: In Quest of Financial Stability: Organizational Learning and the Proactive Governance of Financial Stability Policy in Turkey

 

 

 

Kerem Yıldırım, PhD 2016

Assistant Professor, Sabancı University

Dissertation Title: Continuous Clientelism: Persuasion and Preference Change in Turkey

 

Damla Bayraktar, PhD 2016

Postdoctoral Researcher, Coordinator of Migration Research Center, Koç University

Dissertation Title: Home States and Homeland Politics: Interactions between the Turkish State and its Emigrants in France and the United States

 

Deniz Dalyan Daşer, MA  2010

PhD in Anthropology, Rutgers University

Dissertation Title: Leftist Diasporic Identity: The Experience of Turkish and Kurdish Refugees in Switzerland

 

Şebnem Kenis, MA 2012

Program Officer, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Dissertation Title: Islam and Homosexuality Debates in Turkey: Discursive Contestation among Muslims over LGBTQ Rights

 

Cantay Çalışkan, MA 2013

PhD in Political Science,  Boston University

Dissertation Title: The Success Behind Renewable Energy: A Comparative Analysis of Germany, The United Kingdom, Brazil and Turkey

 

Pelin Kılınçarslan, MA 2013

PhD in Political Science and International Relations, Koç University

Dissertation Title: Worker Resistance and Mobilization: A Comparative Analysis of Two-Female Dominated Textile Factories

 

Mehmet Cansoy, MA 2013

PhD in International Relations, Boston College

Dissertation Title: Social Citizenship Regimes in Turkey

 

Didem Seyis, MA 2014

PhD in  Political Science and International Relations,  Boğaziçi Üniversity

Dissertation Title: Ideal Citizenship Depictions in Turkish Primary School Textbooks

 

Muhammed Tahir Kılavuz, MA 2014

PhD in Political Science, University of Notre Dame

Dissertation Title: The Old Elites Strike Back: The End of Political Liberalization under Khrushchev and Menderes

 

Fatih Ümit Çetin, MA 2015

PhD in Political Science , UMass Amherst School of Public Policy (SPP)

Dissertation Title:  Rethinking the Concept of Hegemony and the Rise of China

 

Burak Demir, MA 2015

PhD in Political Science and Government, University of Tennessee

Dissertation Title:  A Theoretical and Historical Analysis on the Emergence Formation and Decline of Hegemony

 

Yusuf Magiya, MA 2015

PhD in Political Science, Columbia University

Dissertation Title: The Effect of Modernization on Ethnic Conflict: The Kurdish Question in Turkey

 

Yaşar Yaşıoğlu, MA 2015

PhD in Political Science and International Relations, Koç University

Dissertation Title: The Anatomy of the Arab Spring: Are They Series of Revolutions?

 

Emine Büşra Ünlüönen, MA 2017

PhD in Anthropology CUNY Graduate Center

Dissertation Title: Middle Class Refugees in Istanbul

 

Orhun Aras Köksal, MA 2017

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Minnesota

Dissertation Tittle: Urban Movements and Social Class in Contemporary Turkey

 

Alfred Oduro. MA 2017

PhD in Political Science and Internatioanl Relations, University of Toronto

Dissertation Title: Building Collective Identity in Africa: the role of African Regional Organizations