Eda Bektas, PhD Candidate

Eda Bektas

PhD Candidate in Political Science, Bilkent University


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Research Interests

Comparative analysis of legislative institutions, representation, accountability, responsiveness, Turkish politics.


PhD Candidate in Political Science, Bilkent University, Ankara (2011-present)

Visiting Research Student at the European Institute, London School of Economics, London (2014-2015)

M.A. in International Relations, Koç University, Istanbul (2008-2010)

Undergraduate in International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara (2004-2008)

Research Papers

Bektas, Eda, and Esra Issever Ekinci. 2017. “Who Represents Women in Turkey? An Analysis of Gender Difference in Private Bill Sponsorship in the 2011-2015 Turkish Parliament.” Politics&Gender, Revise and Resubmit.

Related Work Experience

Teaching Assistant, Political Science, Bilkent University, Ankara (2013-present)

Comparative Politics I (Undergraduate)

Comparative Politics II (Undergraduate)

Fundamentals of Social Research Design (Graduate)

Fundamentals of Social Research (Undergraduate)

Negotiation and Mediation in Politics (Undergraduate)

Conflict, Violence, and Peace (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Research Assistant in Politics Department, SETA Foundation, Ankara (2010-2011)

Research and Teaching Assistant, International Relations, Koc University, Istanbul (2008-2010)

Achievements and Scholarships

Jean Monnet Scholarship for PhD Research, 2014-2015

Bilkent University PhD Scholarship, 2011-2017

TUBITAK PhD Scholarship, 2011-2016

TUBITAK MA Scholarship, 2009-2010

Koç University MA Assistant Scholarship, 2008-2009

Bilkent University, Undergraduate Full Scholarship, 2004-2008

TEV Merit Scholarship, 1999-2004

Skills and Qualifications

Turkish (Native), English (Fluent), Spanish (Basic)


Quantitative and Qualitative Research Analysis