Seda Demiralp is professor of political science and the chair of the Department of International Relations at Işık University. Her studies concentrate on state-business relations in Turkey, Turkish political parties and elections, populism and emotions in Turkish political life, and gender archetypes in Middle East folklore.

Seda Demiralp is also the director of Emotics: Emotions & Politics lab at Işık University, which evaluates the rising role of emotions in various aspects of Turkish politics.

Demiralp’s work is published in reputed academic journals, including Comparative Politics, The Middle East Journal, Third World Quarterly, Middle Eastern Studies, New Perspectives on Turkey, Turkish Studies, South European Society and Politics, Arab Studies Quarterly, and Middle Eastern Literatures, among others.

She appears frequently in the media as a commentator and writes op-eds on current political events.  

BA at Bogazici University, Ph.D. at American University

Turkish, German

Countries of Expertise

Issues of Expertise
elections, emotions, populism, democratization, political economy, urban development, gender

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