Digdem Soyaltin was a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Turkish Studies at Stockholm University. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, a Master of Science in European Affairs from Lund University and Master of Philosophy in Political Science from Central European University in Budapest. She studied International Relations and European Politics for her Bachelor degree in Turkey.

Dr Soyaltin has several publications related to her research areas. Her publications include, "Zooming into the ‘Domestic’ in Europeanization: Promotion of Fight against Corruption and Minority Rights in Turkey", Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 2014, 16; "Europeanization in Turkey: Stretching a Concept to Its Limits" Kolleg-forschergruppe (KFG) Working Paper Series, 2012, no:36  (with Prof. Tanja Börzel); and "Expecting The Unforeseeable: The 2007 Turkish Elections in the Media", Turkish Studies, 2008, 9.

Digdem Soyaltin has worked a research fellow at the Research College on Transformative Power of Europe (KFG) in Berlin, guest researcher at Lund, Bilkent and Sabanci Universities, project assistant at Exeter University, intern at Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS), and as the managing editor at the Center for Policy Analysis and Research on Turkey in London between 2012 and 2014. She is still working as an editor for the center. She has been also a member of Netzwerk Türkei-Germany and ECPR Standing Group on Southern European Politics.

Soyaltin has given lectures at the Freie Universität Berlin. She has also given guest lectures at Humboldt Universität (German-Turkish Masters Program in Social Sciences and Europa-Universität Viadrina (Department of Anthropology) and Izmir University of Economics (Department of International relations). Soyaltin also reviews articles for Journal of Turkish Studies and books for Journal of Political Science Review.

Soyaltin’s research at SUITS aimed to explore governance of public policy reforms in majoritarian systems using Turkey as a case study. She also worked on a new project that explores the European Union’s promotion of good governance and the fight against corruption in countries with differential institutional links to the EU, namely, Bulgaria (EU member), Turkey (candidate country) and Azerbaijan (neighborhood country).