Dr Osman Sahin

Research Fellow
Wise Centre for Economic Justice
Dr. Osman Sahin earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in International Relations from Koç University, Istanbul in 2005 and 2008 respectively. He was accepted to political science Ph.D. program of Sabanci University in 2009 where he successfully defended his dissertation on democratic consolidation in 2016. Throughout his career, Osman worked individually and as a team member in several research projects including a TUBITAK project where his partner and he made a nation-wide research on people’s attitudes towards democracy and rule of law in Turkey. Osman Sahin was also a consultant to KONDA, a public research company, in its April 2015 research on women in Turkey. He conducted face-to-face interviews in different cities of Turkey. In Summer 2017, Osman coordinated a project on seasonal migrant workers in hazelnut sector. This project financed by Fair Labor Association and conducted in collaboration with Turkish Ministry of Labor and Social Security and U.S. Department of Labor.

Osman has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in several universities and published articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has expertise on qualitative and quantitative research methods. Currently, he works as a research fellow for DEMOS - Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe. This Horizon 2020 funded research project explores the practical value of 'democratic efficacy' as the condition of political engagement needed to address the challenge of populism in Europe. Osman's research interests include populism, authoritarianism, democratic breakdown and ethnic conflict.