Selin Bengi Gümrükçü 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 joining CES, she worked as a visiting scholar/lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Rutgers University (2018-2020), as a lecturer (2014-2015) and Assistant Professor (2015-2016) at Izmir University, and as research assistant at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Izmir University of Economics (2007-2014). During and after her PhD, she held visiting positions at Bielefeld University, at Sciences Po, Paris, University of Paris 8, and European University Institute.
Her research and teaching fields of interest include comparative politics, political sociology, social movements, political parties and democratization and authoritarianism, and in particular regimes and repertoires of action, far-right and political violence, and as of late, interplay of populism with protests and global political parties. Mainly working on Turkey, because of the location and politics of the country her areas of include both Southeast and Eastern Europe and the Middle East.
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 Turkish Studies, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, and in edited volumes.