Prof. Dr. Hakan Yılmaz – Director
Prof. Dr. Hakan Yilmaz is Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bogazici University, Istanbul, and the executive coordinator of Bogazici University’s Master of Arts Program in European Studies. He completed his undergraduate education at the Economics Department of Bogazici University (1987). He received his MA (1991) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees at the Political Science Department of Columbia University in New York City. He has taught courses and published works in the areas of contemporary Turkish politics, the culture and identity dimensions of European integration and European-Turkish relations, the international context of democratization, and culture and politics. Dr. Yilmaz has run research projects on Euroskepticism in Turkey (2004); conservatism in Turkey (2006); the political and cultural attitudes of the Turkish middle classes (2007); and the cultural determinants of French and German opposition to Turkey’s accession to the European Union (2009). He is currently conducting a research project on the processes of othering in Turkey and a second one on the European public perceptions of Turkey. He was awarded by the European Commission a Jean Monnet course in the area of “issues of culture and identity in European integration”.
Examples of his recent publications are : Placing Turkey on the Map of Europe (İstanbul: Boğaziçi University Press, 2005); “Islam, Sovereignty, and Democracy: A Turkish View” (Middle East Journal, Vol. 61, No. 3, Summer 2007, pp. 477-493); “Turkish Conservatism and the Idea of Europe” (in Between Europe and the Mediterranean: The Challenges and the Fears, ed. Paul Sant Cassia and Thierry Fabre, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007, pp. 137-161), “Turkish Identity on the Road to the EU: Basic Elements of French and German Oppositional Discourses” (Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans, Volume 9, Issue 3, 2007, pp.293-305); “Europeanization and Its Discontents: Turkey, 1959-2007” (in Turkey’s Accession to the European Union: An Unusual Candidacy, ed. Constantine Arvanitopoulos, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2009, pp.53-64); “The International Context of Democratization” (in Democratization, ed. Christian W. Haerpfer, Patrick Bernhagen, Ronald Inglehart, and Christian Welzel, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009, pp.92-106).
Çağdan Erdoğan- Assistant
Çağdan Erdoğan has received her Bachelor degree from Political Science and International Relations Department of Boğaziçi University and completed her master’s degree in Social & Applied Psychology MSc Program at the University of Kent, UK. She recently contributed to “Citizenship in Segmented Societies: Lessons for the EU” (2018), “Sosyal Psikolojide Kuram ve Açıklama” (2018), and “Sosyal Psikolojide Değerler ve Ahlak: Kuramlar ve Ölçekler” (2017). Her research interests include political psychology, minority policies and Turkish politics.