Doctoral Student Profile


Ilhan Aydemir

International Relations, and Comparative Politics

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Curriculum Vitae


PhD, (2011-2018) Northern Illinois University. DeKalb, IL
Political Science.
Primary Subfield: International Relations.
Secondary Subfield: Comparative Politics.
Prospective Dissertation Title: “State, Society and Human Security: A Mixed Method Approach,” Dissertation Supervisor Prof. Kheang Un.

MA, 2010 Ohio University. Athens, OH.
Political Science.
Thesis: “Alliance in Flux: Turkey’s Alliance Behavior from Cold war to the Present,” Thesis Adviser Prof. Patricia A. Weitsman.

BA, 2006 Bilkent University. Ankara, TURKEY.
Political Science and Public Administration.


Spring 2017- Spring 2018: Research Assistant: “The Security Force Ethnicity Research in Africa.” Supervisor: Prof. Ches Thurber

Spring 2012- Fall 2014: Research Assistant: Quantitative research on diplomatic exchange. Supervisor: Prof. Robert T. Braithwaite.

Spring 2017: Project Assistant to “the Crowd Counting Consortium.” Supervisor: Prof. Ches Thurber.

Areas of Research Interest

International Security, Alliances, International Relations Theory, Religion and Politics, Democratization and Authoritarianism.

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