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Before joining VU, Aylin Aydin-Cakir worked as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yeditepe University, Turkey (2014-2021). In 2017 she has been awarded with the Young Scientist Award (BAGEP) by the Science Academy in Turkey. Between 2018-2019 she has been research fellow at "Constitutional Politics in Turkey" program at Humboldt University in Berlin. In 2019 she received Re:Constitution fellowship (funded by Stiftung Mercator) and in 2020 she worked at Utrecht University (Montaigne Center) as Re: Constitution fellow. Currently, she is also affiliated with Utrecht University, School of Law (ERI program) as visiting researcher.

Her research interests focus on judicial politics, comparative political institutions, public opinion and authoritarian regimes. She has published in various journals such as Political Research Quarterly, International Political Science Review, Law&Society Review, Democratization, International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON), and Turkish Studies.


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  • judicial politics
  • constitutional courts
  • Public opinion
  • constitution-making processes
  • autocratization
  • comparative political institutions


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