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Selin Bengi Gümrükçü is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Department of Political Science, Rutgers University. She received her PhD from University of Zurich in 2014 with a dissertation titled “Reconstructing a Cycle of Protest: Protest and Politics in Turkey, 1971-1985”. Before (re-)joining the department, she worked as a postdoc at the Center for European Studies, Rutgers University (2020-2022), a visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science (2018-2020), as Assistant Professor (2015-2016) at Izmir University, and as research assistant at Izmir University of Economics (2007-2014). During and after her PhD, she held visiting positions at Bielefeld University, Sciences Po Paris, University of Paris 8, and more recently the European University Institute.


Current Work

Her research and teaching fields of interest include social movements, political parties and democratization and authoritarianism, and far-right and political violence, and as of late, interplay of populism with protests and global political parties. She is currently finalizing a manuscript titled “Protest and Politics in Turkey in the 1970s: The Making of a Protest Wave” for Routledge. Her publications appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Terrorism and Political Violence, Turkish Studies, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, and in edited volumes.