Cigdem Kentmen-Cin received her B.A. from Istanbul University in International Relations. She received her M.A. degree in European Studies from Bahcesehir University where she also worked as a research assistant. She completed her Ph.D. degree in political science at University of Missouri, Columbia in 2007. She received the Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2014. Her research interests include public opinion, political participation and voting behavior. Her articles have appeared in leading scholarly journals such as Political Research Quarterly, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, European Union Politics, Social Science Quarterly, Journal of European Social Policy and Environment & Behavior. Dr Kentmen-Cin has been serving on the editorial board of European Union Politics since 2011.