Esra Issever Ekinci

PhD Candidate in Political Science, Syracuse University



Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 2010- present

Visiting Graduate Student at Carlos III-Juan March Institute (IC3JM), Madrid, 2014-2016

M.A., Political Science, Syracuse University, 2010-2012

M.A., International Relations Graduate School of Social Sciences, Koç University, Istanbul, 2008-2010

B.A. Political Science & International Relations, Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, High Honors Student, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, 2000-2005

Research Papers

Who Represents Women in Turkey? An Analysis of Gender Difference in Private Bill Sponsorship in the 2011-2015 Turkish Parliament, July 2017 (co-authored with Eda Bektas). Invited to Revise and Resubmit at Politics & Gender

Instability in the Electoral Rules: Turkish Case in Comparative Perspective, September 2016

Related Work Experience

Research Assistant to Professor Margarita Estevez-Abe, Spring, 2013

Project: Politics of Electoral Reform in Advanced Industrialized Democracies

Research Assistant to Professor Ahmet Icduygu, 2008-2009

Project: International Migration and Asylum Policies in Turkey, 1923-2023: From a Nation-State Formation to a Trans-National Transformation, funded by Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).

Teaching Assistant (Syracuse University)

Politics of Citizenship (Professor Elizabeth Cohen), Spring 2016
Politics of the Middle East (Professor Mehrzad Boroujerdi), Fall 2012
Politics of Globalization (Professor Seth Jolly), Spring 2012
Middle Eastern Political Systems (Professor Hossein Bashiriyeh), Fall 2010&2011
Security in the Middle East (Professor Michael Makara), Spring 2011
Teaching Assistant (Koç University)
The Politics of European Integration (Professor Bahar Rumelili), Spring 2010

Introduction to Political Science (Professor Bahar Rumelili), Fall 2009

Achievements and Scholarships

Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research Grant, Syracuse University, 2016

ECPR Summer Program in Methods Grant, Syracuse University, 2014

Research Fellowship Grant, Syracuse University, 2013

Teaching Assistant Scholarship, Syracuse University, 2010-2015

Summer Research Grant, Syracuse University, 2011, 2012, 2013

Fulbright Opportunity Grant, 2010

Full Merit Scholarship, Koç University, 2008-2010

Conference Travel Grant, Koç University, 2010

Fellowship from Turkish Prime Ministry, 2000-2005

Skills and Qualifications

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

STATA, SPSS, ProfilerPlus