Post-Doctoral and Visiting Scholars




Field: Comparative Politics, Political Economy, Turkish Politics


Address: Bilkent University, Building T, Room 264

Kürşat Çınar is European Union Marie Curie Fellow at Bilkent University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration. He received his M.A. in Economics from New York University (NYU); Ph.D. in Political Science from the Ohio State University (OSU). His alma mater is Middle East Technical University, Turkey. His SSCI journal publications appeared in Democratization, Political Studies, Contemporary Politics, Mediterranean Politics, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, and Turkish Studies. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and fellowships, including the European Union Marie Curie Fellowship, Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award, the OSU’s Distinguished University Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship toward a Master’s degree in Economics at NYU. His research interests center on party politics, democratization, patron-client relationships, and development.

Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 2015

M.A. The Ohio State University, 2012

M.A. New York University, 2009

B.S. Middle East Technical University, 2006

Go to the scholar’s website for more info and his CV.