Meltem Müftüler-Baç is Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences since July 2020, and Professor of International Relations/ 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 2019-2020. She joined Sabanci University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 2002.

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), and co-edited Interparliamentary Cooperation:  Parliamentary Cooperation and Diplomacy in EU external relations, together with Kolja Raube and Jan Wouters in 2019. 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

  • Meltem Muftuler-Bac and Ezgi Uzun Teker (2024) Rethinking the EU’s Strategic Partnerships in the Times of Crisis, Carnegie Europe, May 6.
  • Meltem Muftuler- Bac (2023) Turkey’s Influence as a Third Country on the European Union: From Association to a Key Partner, Journal of Common Market Studies, 61:6, pp.1471-1488. DOI:10.1111/jcms.13430
  • Nihat Mugurtay and Meltem Müftüler-Baç  (2023) Turkish Power Contestation with the United Arab Emirates: A Comparison of Official Development Assistance, International Politics, vol.60, no.4, pp.659-684. DOI: 10.1057/s41311-022-00422-8.  (SSCI)
  • Samet Apaydin and Meltem Muftuler-Bac (2022) The Syrian Refugee Crisis Through the Lenses of Turkish Political Discourses: An Analysis of Deliberations in the Turkish Parliament, International Migration, vol.60, no.5, pp.217-236. https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.1294, (SSCI)
  • Meltem Muftuler-Bac (2022) Externalization of Migration Governance, Turkish Migration Regime and the Protection of European Union’s External Borders, Turkish Studies, vol.23, no.2, pp.290-316, DOI: 10.1080/ 14683849.2021.1943661.  (SSCI)
  • Meltem Muftuler-Bac and Damla Cihangir-Tetik (2021) “A Comparison of Development Assistance Policies: Turkey and the European Union in the Fields of Humanitarian and Sectoral Aid”, Journal of European Integration, vol.43, no.4, pp. 439-457.  DOI: 1080/07036337.2020.1734587, (SSCI)
  • Meltem Muftuler-Bac and Canan Muftuler (2021) “Provocation Defence for Femicide in Turkey: The Interplay of Legal Argumentation and Societal Norms”, European Journal of Women’s Studies, vol.28, no.2, 159-174DOI:10.1177/1350506820916772,  (SSCI)

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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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