Political Theory, Politics of Representation, Democratic Theory, Continental Philosophy
Dr. Arda Güçler obtained his B.A. in Political Science from Bates College in 2007 and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2015. After completing his Ph.D., he joined the Department of Government at Uppsala University in Sweden as a postdoctoral fellow and remained at this position until he joined the faculty at Özyeğin University.
His research interests are at the intersection of politics of representation, contemporary democratic theory and continental philosophy. His dissertation project is entitled “The Untimely Representation: Deliberation, Urgency and Democratic Theory” where he develops a normative account for why representation should be regarded as essential to democracy.
He has been awarded grants/fellowships from organizations such as the Swedish Institute, the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, the SCT Program at Cornell University and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He is also the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award that is granted by Northwestern University.