Meltem Müftüler-Baç is Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet chair at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. She is a graduate of Robert College (1984), received her B.A in Political Science from Boğaziçi University (1988), M.A (1989) and Ph.D. (1992) in Political Science/International relations from Temple University, USA.  She worked at Bilkent University from 1992 to January 2002; and as a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago.

Prof. Müftüler-Baç authored Turkey’s Relations with a Changing Europe (Manchester University Press, 1997), Turkey and the European Union Relations: Dilemmas, Opportunities and Constraints, co-edited with Yannis Stivachtis (Lexington books, 2008), and Diverging Pathways: Turkey and the European Union, Re-Thinking the Dynamics of Turkish-European Union Relations (Berlin: Budrich publishers, 2016). Her publications appeared in numerous international outlets and are widely cited.  She participates in the EU funded large scale collaborative research projects in Framework programs and received numerous grants from the EU both for research and teaching. Prof. Müftüler-Baç holds two prestigious awards from the Turkish Academy of Sciences: Young Social Scientist Investigator Award in 2002 and Distinguished Young Scientist Award in 2003. She was awarded with the Jean Monnet Professor ad personam title from the European Commission in 2004.  You can follow her on Twitter mmuftuler, as well as on ResearchGate and Google Scholar.


ONGOING projects and grants

  • Tubitak joint project with KU Leuven, “Assessing interdependence between the European Union and Turkey: Policies and cooperation in regional and global governance”, 2015-2017.
  • PACO, Interparliamentary cooperation and the EU’s External Action, Jean Monnet Research Network, Academic Coordinator: KU Leuven, 2014-2017.
  • FP7 SSH Project: MAXCAP: Maximizing Europe?s Integration Capacity: Lessons and Prospects for Enlargement, funded by the European Commission, co-coordinated by Free University, Berlin and Universityof Leiden.  Meltem Muftuler-Baç leads the Sabanci research team. 2013-2016.

Recent Publications

  • BOOK: Meltem Muftuler-Bac (2016), Divergent Pathways: Turkey and the European Union, Berlin: Barbara Budrich publishers.
  • Meltem Muftuler-Bac (2016) The European Union and Turkey: Transforming European periphery to European borderlands, Robert Schuman EUI paper, 2016/12, February.
  • Meltem Muftuler-Bac, (2016) The Pandora’s Box: Democratization and Rule of Law in Turkey, Asia-Europe Journal, 14:1, March, pp.61-77. (SSCI).

Contact Details

Prof.Dr.Meltem Müftüler-Baç

Jean Monnet Chair ad personam

Sabancı University

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Orhanlı Tuzla

İstanbul, Turkey

tel: 216 4839247

fax: 2164839250

email: muftuler@sabanciuniv.edu

url: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/muftuler

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