Sinem Adar

Period of the Fellowship

July 2017 - September 2018

Project title

The political opinions of citizens of Turkish descent in Germany

Project description

As an IPC Fellow at SWP, she examines political opinions of citizens of Turkish descent in Germany.
Turkey is an indispensable partner for Europe’s Foreign and Security Policy. The IPC-Mercator Fellowship program at SWP aims at closing gaps in the research on Turkey and strives to enrich the political debate on Turkey and its region at the German and the European level. The program invites academics from Turkey or with close working relations to Turkey to conduct research while being actively involved in policy consulting. So doing, the IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellows gain insight in policy making in Germany and Europe.

Short biography

Sinem Adar is an IPC-Mercator Fellow at the German Institute for International Affairs and Security (SWP) during the period 08/2017-09/2018. She has previously held postdoctoral research positions in Germany and the US. Her research interests include minority politics, particularly in the Middle East, nationalism, migration and populism. Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals and edited volumes. Dr. Adar has also published op-ed pieces (in English and Turkish) that appeared at Jadaliyya, Al Jazeera English, Muftah and Bianet.