Erdem Demirtaş

 

Erdem Demirtaş
Department of Political Science and International Relations
Bebek 34342, Istanbul
Tel: +90 212 359 6805

 

Education:

September, 2012- present: PhD, Boğaziçi University, Department of Political Science and International Relations

         Dissertation Title: Constitutional Courts in Turbulent Times: The Case of the Turkish Constitutional Court

         Advisors: Prof. Mine Eder (Chair), Prof.Malcolm Feeley (UC Berkeley, School of Law)

 

August, 2019-June 2020- Visiting Doctoral Researcher. University of California, Berkeley. School of Law, Center for the Study of Law and Society

September, 2009- April, 2012: MA, Yıldız Technical University, Department of Political Science and International Relations

       -The Title of M.A. Thesis: Authoritarian Regimes in the Middle East
        Thesis committee: Prof. Haldun Gülalp (advisor), Prof. Ziya Öniş (Koç University), Prof. Yüksel Taşkın (Marmara University)

September, 2004- June, 2009: Kadir Has University, Department of International Relations

 

Publications:

Book

Ortadoğu’da Devlet ve İktidar: Otoriter Rejimler Üzerine Bir İnceleme, Metis, 2014.

Book Review

 Erdem Demirtaş (2015). Review of Ryan Gingeras 'Heroin, Organized Crime, and the Making of Modern Turkey' New Perspectives on Turkey, 52, pp 165-169. 

Article

Erdem Demirtaş (2016) Otoriter Rejimler ve Bilginin Yönetimi, Birikim, 322

Conferences/ Workshops

2019 June, "Transformation of Turkish Judiciary: The Role of Islamic Groups and Informal Networks", Annual Meeting of Law and Society Associations, Washington DC, USA.

2020 May, "Political Foundations of Independent Judiciary and Institutional Change" Annual Meeting of Law and Society Associations, Denver, USA (Held virtually).

2020 May, "Political Sources of Judicial Activism in Hybrid Regimes: The Case of the Turkish Constitutional Court", Law and Society Association Graduate Student-Early Career Workshop. 

 

Invited Speaker

2020 February, "What political science can tell us about the courts: Lessons for the US Supreme Court". Sonoma State University, Criminology&Criminal Justice Studies. California, USA.

2020 March, "Comparative Judicial Review: Turkish Experience" in Prof. Martin Shapiro's Comparative Constitutional Law course, UC Berkeley Legal Studies Program.

2020 May, "Political Sources of Judicial Activism in Hybrid Regimes: The Case of the Turkish Constitutional Court", UC Berkeley, CSLS Visiting Scholar Speaker Series.

 

Research Interests:

-       Comparative Judicial Politics
-       Critical Legal Studies
-       Authoritarian Regimes and Democratization
-       Political Economy of Development
-       Middle East Politics

Work Experience / Internships:

May, 2014 – present: Research Assistant, Boğaziçi University Department of Political Science and International Relations
February, 2013 – April, 2014: Research Assistant, Koç University Department of International Relations
October, 2010 – December, 2011: Student Assistant, Yıldız Technical University Center For Global Studies

 

Training

2020 February-March. Introduction to R Programming. UC Berkeley, Digital Humanities Lab

Language Skills:

-    English (advanced)
-    Spanish (B1)

Scholarships:

 -August, 2019- June, 2020: Fulbright Dissertation Research Fellowship
 -December, 2009 – September, 2011: Prime Minister's Scholarship