Ilke Toygür, Ph.D.

itoygur@rielcano.org

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

City: Madrid

Country: Spain

About Me:

I am an Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and an Adjunct Professor in University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. I hold a PhD degree in Political Science from Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Department of Political Science and International Relations. Right before completing my PhD, I was granted the prestigious “Mercator-IPC Fellowship” in Istanbul Policy Center, Sabancı University. I also received an MA degree in Political Science from the “Democracy and Government” program of the UAM, as well as an MA degree in Economics from Sabancı University, Istanbul, and a BA in Economics from Hacettepe University, Ankara. My main research areas include: European integration, Euroscepticism, elections to European Parliament, political parties, party systems and elections in Western Europe. In addition, I work on Turkey and Turkey-EU relations.I taught various courses including “Comparative Politics”, “Elections and Political Behaviour” and “Politics and Government in the European Union” both in English and in Spanish. Prior to my enrollment in the PhD program, I worked for two years in the Economic Development Foundation (IKV), a think tank focusing on the European Union and EU-Turkey relations. I have been a visiting researcher in the European University Institute, Florence and MZES, University of Mannheim. In addition to my academic research, I write articles for various European think tanks, newspapers and periodicals. I am native in Turkish, speak fluent English and Spanish, and learning French.

Research Interests

Elections, Election Administration, and Voting Behavior

European Politics

Foreign Policy

Political Participation

Public Opinion

Representation and Electoral Systems

Specific Areas of Interest

European Union

Globalization

Populism

Countries of Interest

Turkey

Spain

Italy

Greece

Portugal