Positions held:

04/16 - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

02/09 - 03/16 Asst. Prof. Dr. Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey

06/07 - 12/08 Team Manager and Chief Editor. Ergo Communication, Berlin. Conceptualisation and execution of a campaign of the Federal Chancellery with the aim to improve the integration of citizens with migration background – especially of Turkish origin

12/06 – 5/07 Political Analyst. Turkish Industrialists’ and Business Association (TÜSIAD), Berlin. Analyses about EU-Turkey related issues; conceptualisation and execution of PR-activities

5/04 – 12/06 Research Scientist. Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES). Research project together with Nuffield College, University of Oxford: “Governance in an enlarged EU

2001 – 2008 Freelancer and Trainee at several newspapers and TV-politimagazines, such as Der Spiegel, Spiegel Online, Die Zeit, Der Tagesspiegel, ARD, ZDF


Diploma, Political Sciences, Economics, Public Law, University of Heidelberg, 2000

M.A., European Union Studies, Institut d’ Etudes Politiques de Paris, 2003

Ph.D., Political Science, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, 2006

Date of Assistant Prof. : 01.02.2009