Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

Phone : +90 (216) 564 90 00

Fax : +90 (216) 564 99 99

E-mail: info@ozyegin.edu.tr



Professor, Comparative Politics & International Politics


Political Science, CUNY, The Graduate Center, 2007


Sociology, METU, 1998; International Affairs, Columbia University, 2000


International Relations, Ankara University Faculty of Political Sciences, 1995

Research Areas

Foreign Policy, Security, Citizenship, Populism


Current Issues in Turkish Foreign Policy

Russian Politics 


Evren Balta holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from The Graduate Center, CUNY (2007), an MA in Sociology from Middle East Technical University (1999), and an MIA from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs (2001). She received her BA degree in International Relations from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences. She has written on security, Turkish foreign policy, populism, and citizenship. Her articles have appeared in many different journals, such as Party Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Sociology, and Gender Place & Culture. She is the author of "Politics of the Future" (with Fuat Keyman, Ayrinti Publications, 2022), "The American Passport in Turkey: National Citizenship in the Age of Transnationalism" (with O Altan-Olcay, UPenn, 2020), "Age of Uneasiness" (İletisim Publications, 2019), and "Global Security Complex" (İletisim Publications, 2012). She is the editor of "Neighbors with Suspicion: Dynamics of Turkish-Russian Relations" (with G. Ozcan and B. Besgul, İletisim Publications, 2017), "Introduction to Global Politics" (Iletisim Publications, 2014), and "Military, State, and Politics in Turkey" (with I. Akca, Bilgi University Publications, 2010). Her book, "The American Passport," has received the American Sociological Association Global and Transnational Sociology section’s Best Book by an International Scholar Award. Her research has been supported by the American Association for the University Women, the Mellon Foundation, the Bella Zeller Scholarship Trust Fund, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, and the Fulbright Scholar Program. She was a research fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences/Russia in the Global Dialogue Program (Vienna, Austria, 2017) and a Fulbright visiting associate professor at New York University, Program in International Relations during the 2017-2018 academic year. In 2018, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award of the Political Science Program at CUNY-The Graduate Center. Balta is the academic coordinator of the TÜSİAD Global Politics Forum.