Hasret Dikici Bilgin


Ph.D. Political Science, Sabancı University, 2011
M.Sc. Sociology, Middle East Technical University, 2006
B.A. International Relations, Middle East Technical University, 2002


Comparative Politics
Class, Religion and Political Change
Regional and Comparative Studies

Areas of Interest

Comparative Politics: Radicalization, class analysis, comparative political institutions with a specific focus on the pro-Islamist parties; elections in the Middle East, political elite in Europe

Turkish Politics: Radicalization, Turkiah Islamist movement, elections and political parties in Turkey, constitutional engineering, coalition politics

Rewards and Achievements

Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA), Best Book Prize, with Karşılaştırmalı Siyaset: Temel ve Yaklaşımlar [Comparative Politics: Main Themes and Approaches], 2014.
•The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), Graduate Fellowship, 2006-2010

Research Experience

  • Countering Oppositional Political Extremism through Attuned Dialogue: Track, Attune, Limit (OppAttune) (HORIZON-CL2-2022-DEMOCRACY-01), No. 101095170, Principal Investigator for Turkey (2023-2026)
  • De-Radicalisation in Europe and Beyond: Detect, Resolve, Re-integrate (D.Rad) (Horizon 2020), No. 959198, Principal Investigator for Turkey (2020-2023)
  • Turkey as a Regional Security Actor in the Black Sea, the Mediterranean, and the Levant Region (June 24, 2020-December 15, 2020), country expert
  • Resistance, Islam and Labor: Enabling Democracy in Tunisia (BAP Project) (November 2018- June 2020), Project Coordinator
  • The Varieties of Democracy Project (V-Dem) (October 2018-…), country expert
  • Policy Choices in Turkey’s ‘Second Republic Phase’ (October 2018-July 2019), Co-Coordinator
  • South European Governments (SEG) Project (October 2017-December 2023), Turkey Coordinator
  • Strengthening and Integrating Academic Networks (SInAN) under the European Commission’s Programme for Promotion of the Civil Society Dialogue (under the EU 7th Framework), Researcher / Coordinator in Istanbul, 2009
  • Duke University International Clientelism Survey, Project Assistant in Turkey, 2007

Other Information

Turkish Political Science Association, EC member (2012-2015; 2015-2018; 2018-2021)

 International Political Science Association (IPSA) EC member (2018-2021)

26th World Congress of Political Science, Program Chair