Ayşe Kadıoğlu

Professor of Political Science, Sabancı University

Ayşe Kadıoğlu has been Professor of Political Science at Sabancı University since 1998. She was Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies during the 2019-2020 academic year. She was a Fellow at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies between 2018-2020. She was the Acting President of Sabancı University (10/2016-1/2018) and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (9/2013-10/2017) at Sabancı University. She has a PhD in Political Science (1990, Boston University); M.A. in International Relations (1984, The University of Chicago); B.S. in Political Science (1982, Middle East Technical University). Ayşe Kadıoğlu has been a regular participant of Yale Law School’s ongoing annual Middle East Legal Studies Seminar since 2004. She is one of the Advisors for the online network Free Speech Debate. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Columbia University Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies. She served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Sakıp Sabancı Museum in Istanbul (2013-2018), member of the Executive Board of the Education Reform Initiative at Sabancı University (2013-2018), and member of the Executive Board of the Istanbul Policy Center, Stiftung Mercator Initiative (2016-2018). She was a deputy member of the Board of Directors of the Hrant Dink Foundation in Istanbul (2011-2015). She was a Visiting Scholar and Senior Associate Member at St. Antony’s College, Oxford University in 2005 and 2010. She was a member of the Advisory Board of Bucerius PhD Program in Migration Studies, Zeit Stiftung (2010-2013). She was a member of an Advisory Group of Council of Europe and co-authored a report titled Living Together: Combining Diversity and Freedom in 21st Century Europe in 2011. Her fields of research are migration and citizenship studies, new authoritarian regimes, comparative nationalisms, political ideologies in Turkey, early twentieth century liberal thinkers in Turkey, women and Islam, Turkish secularism, memory and democracy.



Academic webpage: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/ayse/