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Betül Demirkaya 

(Updated: November 16, 2016)

Department of Political Science

Washington University in St. Louis

betul.demirkaya@wustl.edu

 

EDUCATION

Washington University in St. Louis. Ph.D. in Political Science, Expected in May 2017. 

Dissertation: What is Opposition Good For? (Prospectus Defended in December 2014)

Committee: Matthew Gabel (Chair), Brian Crisp, Justin Fox, John Patty

Additional Coursework: Microeconomic Theory Sequence

Washington University in St. Louis. M.A. in Political Science, 2013.

University of Illinois at Chicago. Graduate Coursework in Political Science, 2007-2011.

Bogazici University (Istanbul). M.A. in Political Science and International Relations, 2006.

Bogazici University (Istanbul). B.A. with Honors in Political Science and International Relations, 2003. 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Crisp, Brian F., Betul Demirkaya, Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer, and Courtney Millian. Forthchoming. "The Role of Rules in Representation: Group Membership and Electoral Incentives." British Journal of Political Science.

Tepe, Sultan and Betul Demirkaya. 2011. "(Not) Getting Religion: Has Political Science Lost Sight of Islam?" Politics and Religion 4(2):203-228.

Book Chapters

Demirkaya, Betul and Norman Schofield. 2015. "Trading Portfolios: Stability of Coalition Governments" in Norman Schoeld and Gonzalo Caballero (ed.) The Political Economy of Governance. Springer. 179-193.

Schofield, Norman and Betul Demirkaya. 2013. "Spatial Model of Elections in Turkey: Tracing Changes in the Party System in 2000s" in Norman Schoeld, Gonzalo Caballero and Daniel Kselman (ed.) Advances in Political Economy. Springer. 317-330.

WORKING PAPERS

Demirkaya, Betul. "Whistleblower in the Parliament." Under review.

Demirkaya, Betul. "What is Opposition Good For?" Invited to revise and resubmit.

Crisp, Brian F. and Betul Demirkaya. "Electoral Rules, Candidate Entry, and Voter Coordination in Majoritarian Systems." Under review.

ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM), University of Michigan, 2015.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor, University College, Washington University in St. Louis

Introduction to Quantitative Methods (Fall 2015)

Instructor, Department of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis

"Summer Camp" for Introduction to Programming with Python (August 2015)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis

"Summer Camp" for Introduction to Programming with Python (August 2014)

Quantitative Political Methodology (Graduate - Spring 2015, Undergraduate - Fall 2013)

Game Theory (Undergraduate - Spring 2015, Graduate - Spring 2014)

Comparative Study of Legislative Institutions (Fall 2014)

Comparative Political Economy (Fall 2013)

The Politics of The European Union (Fall 2012)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Introduction to American Government and Politics (Spring 2011)

Introduction to Comparative Politics (Spring 2010)

Introduction to International Relations (Fall 2009, Fall 2010)

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant for Dr. Brian Crisp and Dr. Matthew Gabel, Washington University in St. Louis. Research Project entitled "Telling Half the Story?: Using Roll Call Votes to Understand Legislative Behavior." 2012 - 2015.

Research Assistant for Dr. Yesim Arat, Bogazici University, Istanbul and Dr. Ayse Gul Altinay, Sabanci University, Istanbul. Research Project entitled "Gender-based Violence: Analyzing the Problem and the Struggle Against It." 2006 - 2007.

Research Assistant for Dr. Murat Somer, Koc University, Istanbul. Research Project entitled "Islamist Parties, Domestic and External Mechanisms, and Democratization: Lessons from Turkey's AKP." 2006.

AWARDS, APPOINTMENTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence for 2015-2016. Washington University in St. Louis. Spring 2016.

Graduate Student Associate. Center for Empirical Research in the Law, Washington University in St. Louis. 2014-Present.

Graduate Fellowship. Department of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis. August 2011 - May 2012.

Ragsdale Fellowship. Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago. August 2007 - July 2008.

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

2016. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.

2016, 2015, 2014. Washington University in St. Louis Comparative Politics Annual Conference (Discussant).

2016, 2015. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Meeting.

2015. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (Discussant).

2015. Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. 

2014. Second Annual Formal Theory and Comparative Politics Conference. Washington University in St. Louis.

2014. International Political Science Association Annual Meeting.

2014, 2012. International Conference on Political Economy and Institutions.

2014. Wash U./University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Graduate Student Conference. 

2011. Illinois Political Science Association Annual Conference. Des Plaines, IL.

SKILLS

Languages

English: fluent

Turkish: native

German: intermediate

French: intermediate

Spanish: intermediate

Computer

R, JAGS, Python, STATA.

SERVICE

Graduate Student Coordinator for Comparative Politics Annual Conference. Washington University in St. Louis. May 2015.

Graduate Council Student Representative for Political Science. Fall 2013 - Spring 2015.

Peer Mentor Coordinator for Political Science. Fall 2014.

Cohort Representative. Fall 2013 - present.

Reviewer. American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Theoretical Politics.