Ayşe Kadıoğlu                            Photo by Muhsin Akgün, Radikal

Ayşe Kadıoğlu is Professor of Political Science at Sabancı University since 1998. She was the Acting President of Sabancı University (10.2016-1.2018) and the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabancı University (9.2013-10.2017).

She has a PhD in Political Science (1990, Boston University); M.A. in International Relations (1984, The University of Chicago); B.Sci. in Political Science (1982, Middle East Technical University).

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. Her most recent work involves the study of how constitutions and other laws are used in authoritarian consolidation, namely, autocratic legalism in new authoritarian regimes. She has also been researching the biographies of Istanbul’s forgotten women at the turn of the twentieth century.

She was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies during the 2019-2020 academic year. She was  a Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (1.2019-1.2020) and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (1.2018-1.2019). She 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.

Recent/selected journal articles, book chapters, and essays:

List of all publications (some with links) can be reached at CV.

Blog: T24.

She is the author of  articles in Middle East Journal, Middle Eastern Politics, International Migration, Muslim World, Citizenship Studies, Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Law and Governance, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Social Research: An International Quarterly, Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies.

She is the author and/or editor of the following books:

Cumhuriyet İradesi-Demokrasi Muhakemesi: Türkiye’de Demokratik Açılım Arayışları (Republican Will-Democratic Reason: Search for a Democratic Disclosure in Turkey), (Istanbul: Metis, 1999).

Zaman Lekesi (Time Stain), (Istanbul Bilgi University Press, 2006).

(author and editor) Vatandaşlığın Dönüşümü: Üyelikten Haklara (Transformation of Citizenship: From Membership to Rights), (Istanbul: Metis, 2008, second edition 2012, third edition 2022).

(co-editor with Fuat Keyman) Symbiotic Antagonisms: Competing Nationalisms in Turkey (Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2011).

(co-editor with Kerem Öktem and Mehmet Karlı) Another Empire? A Decade of Turkey’s Foreign Policy Under the Justice and Development Party (Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University Press, 2012).