I am an Analyst of European Affairs at Elcano Royal Institute based in Madrid, Spain, and an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Carlos III University of Madrid. My main research areas include European integration, Euroscepticism, political parties and elections in Western Europe, global trends of democracy and authoritarianism, Turkish politics, Turkish foreign policy, and transatlantic relations. I hold a BA in Economics from Hacettepe University, Ankara and an MA in Economics from Sabancı University, Istanbul. After completing my studies in Economics I worked for more than two years in the Economic Development Foundation (IKV), a Turkish think-tank focusing on the European Union and Turkey-EU relations. Prior to my enrolment in the Ph.D. program, I obtained an MA in Political Science from the “Democracy and Government” program of the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM). In 2016, I completed my Ph.D. degree in Political Science in the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the UAM. Right before completing my Ph.D., I was granted the prestigious “Mercator-IPC Fellowship” in Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University. I write articles for various international think tanks, newspapers and periodicals. I am native in Turkish and also speaks fluent English and Spanish.