Kadıoğlu is Professor of Political Science and a faculty member at Sabancı
University in Istanbul since 1998. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (1990,
Boston University), M.A. in International Relations (1984, The University of
Chicago), and B.S. in Political Science (1982, Middle East Technical
University). Her fields of research are migration and citizenship studies,
comparative nationalisms, political ideologies in Turkey, early twentieth
century liberal thinkers in Turkey, women and Islam, Turkish secularism, memory
and democracy. She has completed a research project titled “An Analysis of Citizenship Perceptions in Istanbul on the
Basis of Political Party Orientations” at the end of 2016.
She has recently been engaged in research on issues of free
speech and academic freedom and completed a manuscript titled “Reading John
Stuart Mill in Turkey in 2017.” At CES, she will pursue a comparative study of
the changing nature of opposition in new authoritarian regimes. She will focus
on the moments of opposition in
Venezuela, Turkey , and Poland especially during the Summer of 2017 in an
attempt to provide new insights towards understanding emerging forms of
opposition in hybrid regimes where elections are combined with authoritarian
This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.
Professor of Political Science, Sabancı University
Acting President, Sabancı University (Oct. 2016 - Dec. 2017)
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Sabancı University (Sept. 2013 - Oct. 2017)
Visiting Scholar, CES, Harvard University
Author of various articles in Middle East Journal, Middle EasternPolitics, International Migration, Muslim World, Citizenship Studies, Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Law and Governance, Philosophy and Social Criticism.
Author and/or editor of the following books:
Cumhuriyet İradesi-Demokrasi Muhakemesi: Türkiye'de Demokratik Açılım Arayışları (Republican Will-Democratic Reason: Search for a Democratic Disclosure in Turkey), (Istanbul: Metis, 1999).
Zaman Lekesi (Time Stain), (Istanbul Bilgi University Press, 2006).
Vatandaşlığın Dönüşümü: Üyelikten Haklara (Transformation of Citizenship: From Membership to Rights), (Istanbul: Metis, 2008).
Symbiotic Antagonisms: Competing Nationalisms in Turkey (Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2011/co-edited with Fuat Keyman).
Another Empire? A Decade of Turkey’s Foreign Policy Under the Justice and Development Party (Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University Press, 2012/co-edited with Kerem Öktem and Mehmet Karlı).
Politics of Opposition in Hybrid Regimes:
The Cases of Venezuela, Turkey, and Poland
Areas of Expertise
Migration and citizenship studies
Political ideologies in Turkey
Early twentieth century liberal thinkers in Turkey