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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 was promoted to Associate professor rank in 1996, and Full Professor in 2004. She worked at Bilkent University from 1992 to January 2002; as a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago in 1999-2000, Affiliate professor at University of Stockholm in 2013-2016, and visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Perry World House, in 2019. Since 2002, she is a Faculty member at Sabanci University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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 ResearchGate and Google Scholar.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Current projects 

  • InDivEU, consortium partner, H2020 project, “Integrating Diversity in the European Union”, coordinator: European University Institute, 2019-2022.
  • MAGYC, consortium partner, H2020 Project, “Migration Governance and Asylum Crisis”, coordinator: Hugo Observatory, University of Liege, 2018-2022.
  • VIADUCT, “Enhancing Visibility of the Academic Dialogue on EU-Turkey Cooperation”,coordinator: University of Cologne,  2017-2020.

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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