Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Comparative Political Sciences and Political Systems of Eastern Europe

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Kars Kaynar

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayşegül Kars Kaynar
Alexander von Humboldt Georg Forster Research Fellow
aysegul.kars (at)

Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Short Profile

Ayşegül Kars Kaynar completed her master studies in City University of London, and got her PhD degree from the Political Science Department of Middle East Technical University.

She has been researcher in New School for Social Research, and visiting fellow in Hamburg University, TürkeiEuropaZentrum. Her research interests involve contemporary Turkish politics, legal studies, securitization policies, and civil-military relations.

Her articles are published in Armed Forces and Society, Turkish Studies, and national peer-reviewed journals. She is the translator of Bertell Ollman’s two prominent books to Turkish, “Alienation: Marx's Conception of Man in Capitalist Society” and “Marxism: an Uncommon Introduction”.

In 2015, her dissertation was awarded by Turkish Social Scientists Association in the “Young Social Scientists Contest”; and in May 2017, her article titled “Law in Neo-liberal Era and an Introduction to Neo-formal Law” was awarded with honorable mention in Halit Çelenk Law Awards.