Ayça Alemdaroğlu

Ayça Alemdaroğlu

  • Research Scholar
  • Associate Director, Program on Turkey

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Biography

Ayça Alemdaroğlu is the Associate Director of the Program on Turkey and a Research Scholar at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University. She is also a Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). As a political sociologist, Ayça explores social and political inequalities and changes in Turkey and the Middle East.

Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the Associate Director of the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at Northwestern University. 

She received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Cambridge, her MA in political science from Bilkent University, and her BSc. degrees in political science and sociology from the Middle East Technical University. 

She serves on the editorial committee of the Middle East Report. 

publications

Journal Articles
May 2024

Turkish Kaleidoscope: Fractured Lives in a Time of Violence: By Jenny White and Illustrated by Ergün Gündüz

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Journal Articles
October 2021

How Authoritarians Win When They Lose

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Journal Articles
February 2021

Governing youth in times of dissent: essay competitions, politics of history, and emotions

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In The News

Ayça Alemdaroğlu
News

Ayça Alemdaroğlu Appointed Global Fellow at the Peace Research Institute of Oslo

PRIO conducts research on the conditions for peaceful relations between states, groups, and people.
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Presidential Candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu Holds Campaign Rally In Tekirdag
Q&As

Challenges and Opportunities in Turkey's 2023 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections

In this Q&A, Ayça Alemdaroğlu, Associate Director of the Program on Turkey at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, discusses the key issues and their implications for the country's future.
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Commentary

Turkey Heads To Vote On Role Of Prime Minister

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