About me

I am a Ph.D. student in Political Science at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. My research agenda focuses on political parties and competitive authoritarian regimes. I am currently co-chair of Atlanta Symposium on Political Science (ASOPS). I received my BA and MA from Political Science and International Relations Department at Bogazici University. My MA thesis focuses on the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the role of civil society in educational policymaking in Turkey.

In my free time I like to hike, cook, read and play tabletop games.

I can be contacted at otuncelgurlek1 [at] gsu [dot] edu.