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.



Field: Gender Studies, Political Sociology, Turkish Politics


Address: Bilkent University, FEASS, Building T, Room 275

Selin Akyüz is a Research Fellow at Bilkent University Ihsan Doğramacı International Advanced Studies Centre. Akyüz obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University and her Master’s degree from the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Hacettepe University. She completed her doctoral studies in 2012 in the Department of Political Science at Bilkent University. During her doctoral studies, Akyüz got a research fellowship from the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and completed her research at University of Oslo, Centre for Gender Studies as a visiting researcher. Akyüz also conducted her post-doctoral research on gendered perceptions of migration at University of Oxford, International Gender Studies Centre at Lady Margaret Hall. She also participated in ethnographic researches on gender equity, women empowerment, localities, and post-migratory experiences. Her major research interests center on critical studies on men and masculinities, political sociology, Turkish politics, and migration.


For more information on her publications, conference papers, and research projects, follow the link for her CV .