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Seren Selvin Korkmaz

Academic Year: 
2017-18
Direction: 
To Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Boğaziçi University
Project Title: 
Rethinking the Kurdish Question in Turkey: Class, Identity, Space and Regime Factors in the “Peaceful Coexistence”

Seren Selvin Korkmaz is the co-founder, vice-chair and co-director of academic studies of Political and Social Research Institute of Europe (PS:EUROPE), an Austria & Turkey based research institute which aims to create an academic and social platform to ensure the dialogue among young academics, independent researchers,  civil society organizations as well as activists in Europe. She worked as Director of Turkey Office in 2015-2017. Seren pursues her PhD degree in Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University. Her research interests include political economy of exclusion, space politics, identity politics, state-society relations, democratization and Turkish politics. Seren worked in the International Relations Department of Özyeğin University, Istanbul as research and teaching assistant. She has also contributed to the studies and administration of various NGOs and research centers; and participated in various congresses, workshops and seminars as speaker and organizer. Seren is also granted as a candidate of “youth leader” by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Turkey and participated in “leader training sessions” in 2016-2017 in Turkey and Germany.