Sevinç Bermek is a fellow at the department of government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also a visiting research fellow at the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies and an instructor in the department of international development and political economy at King’s College London.
Bermek completed her Ph.D. at the University of Warwick and her BA in economics at Bilkent University. She has published her Ph.D. thesis as a book entitled The Rise of Hybrid Political Islam in Turkey: Origins and Consolidation of the Justice and Development Party (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
Her main research areas are comparative politics, party cleavages, electoral behavior and gender, and public policy. During her time at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), Bermek will work on her current project that focuses on domestic violence and gender in Turkey. She is investigating the role of social norms and coordination elements behind the lack of informal prevention mechanisms in societies.
Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science
Visiting Scholar 2021-2022, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Domestic violence and gender in Turkey: The role of social norms and coordination elements behind the lack of informal intervention.
Areas of Expertise
Electoral Behavior & Gender
Matakos, Konstantinos, Sevinç Bermek, and Riikka Savolainen. “State Capacity and Political Participation: The Long Shadow of Ottoman Legacy.” Journal of Historical Political Economy 2, no. 1 (2022): 159–87. https://doi.org/10.1561/115.00000027.
Bermek Sevinç. The Rise of Hybrid Political Islam in Turkey: Origins and Consolidation of the Justice and Development Party. Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2019.