Asli holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations from Yeditepe University in Istanbul with the thesis titled “The Military Interventions of 1976 in Argentina and 1980 in Turkey - An Analysis and Comparison of the Civil-Military Relations.”

During her PhD research, Asli was a guest researcher at El Centro de Estudios Avanzados de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba and in Facultad de Estudios para Graduados, Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires between 2009-2010. As a PhD candidate, she worked as a research assistant at the Department of Public Administration in Yeditepe University, Istanbul. Her prior degrees were MA in European Union-International Relations at Ankara University and BA in International Relations in Bilkent University, Ankara.

Asli is the co-editor of two forthcoming books titled Türk Dış Politikasında Güncel Konular (Current Issues in Turkish Foreign Policy) and Türk Siyasetinde Güncel Konular (Current Issues in Turkish Politics). She is the author of book chapters on military intervention and protest movements in Turkey and has presented a number of papers at international academic conferences, including  “Rise of Extreme Right in Europe: The Case of Greece” (LSE European Institute, London, 2013), "The Impact of Collective Memory on Political Culture in Argentina: a Trans-continental Comparison" (LASA, Chicago, 2014), “Transitional Justice in Turkey: Restoration or Retribution?” (ATINER, Athens, 2014) and the forthcoming “The Making of the Mass Protests in Brazil and Turkey: A Comparative Approach” (LASA, Puerto Rico, 2015.)

Previously, Asli was an Assistant Professor and Ph.D. program coordinator at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Yeditepe University, Istanbul. She gave lectures on Civil-Military Relations , Society and Politics in Latin America, European Union, History of International Relations, History of Political Thought, and Contemporary Political Ideologies. Currently, Asli does research and gives lectures at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University.

Asli’s research interests include comparative politics, civil-military relations, transitional justice, memory politics, democratization, Turkish Politics and Latin American Politics. Her  research project at SUITS sought to combine ongoing research on Turkish and Latin American Politics on democratization, transitional justice and urban protest movements. During her stay, Asli conducted research, giving seminars, and preparing her work for publication.



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