Pinar Sayan
Pinar Sayan

Pınar Sayan holds a PhD on the European Union Politics and International Relations from Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the policies of the European Union against racism and discrimination and their implementation in the member states. She is currently a Visiting Researcher at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies with a grant from the Swedish Institute. Her research focuses on the peace-building role of the EU in Turkey.

Sayan is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Beykoz University and Turkey Director of Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation. She is one of the managing editors of Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation and the co-founder and co-director of Roman Medya. She takes part in civil society projects in the Europe, Turkey, and South Caucasus regions addressing conflict transformation, human rights and minority rights as coordinator, consultant, trainer or facilitator. She received a BA degree from the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Marmara University and an MA degree on Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University. She completed an MS degree on Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics through the Jean Monnet Scholarship. She spent a semester at Freie University Berlin with an Erasmus scholarship and worked at the European Parliament through the Humanity in Action Pat Cox Fellowship.

Selected Publications:

“Enforcement of the Anti-Racism Legislation of the European Union against Antigypsyism”. Ethnic and Racial Studies (online). May 2018 (SSCI).

“United in Diversity: A Comparative Analysis of the Voting Behaviours of the Far-Right Political Parties in the European Parliament between 2009-2014”. POLITIKON, Vol.  35, December 2017.

“Learning from Azerbaijani-Armenian and Armenian-Turkish Problem-Solving Workshops: the Essential Needs, Fears and Concerns Faced by the Societies”, co-authored with Philip Gamaghelyan and Sergey Rumyansev. Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation, 2015.

New Nationalist Popular Art in Turkey: The Case of ‘Kurtlar Vadisi’, Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2010.