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
September, 2004- June, 2009: Kadir Has University, Department of International Relations
Erdem Demirtaş (2016) Otoriter Rejimler ve Bilginin Yönetimi, Birikim, 322
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
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.
2021 March, "After Hegemony: Constitutional Hardball and the Limits of Hegemonic Court Power", Public Law Conference, organized by University of Texas
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.
Work Experience / Internships:
2020 February-March. Introduction to R Programming. UC Berkeley, Digital Humanities Lab