Ezgi Elçi, PhD
I am an assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at Özyeğin University. I obtained my Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Koç University. Previously, I was a visiting student researcher at the Center for the Study of Global Issues (GLOBIS) at the University of Georgia with a Fulbright grant. My research interests are political behavior and political communication. More specifically, my research focuses on populism, democratization, migrants, and minorities in Turkey.
Balta, E., Elçi, E., & Sert, D. (2023). Political Party Representation of Anti-Immigration Attitudes: The Case of Turkey. Istanbul: Heinrich Böll Stiftung.
Üstübici, A., & Elçi, E. (2022). Aspirations among Young Refugees in Turkey: Social Class, Integration and Onward Migration in Forced Migration Contexts. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Special issue: Spatial and Social Im/mobility in Forced Migration: Revisiting
Class, 48(20), 4865-4884.
Çarkoğlu, A., & Elçi, E. (2022). Populist Attitudes and Challenges Towards Liberal Democracy: A Survey Analysis. International Political Science Review, DOI: 10.1177%2F01925121221119297. (Online first).
Elçi, E. (2022) Politics of Nostalgia and Populism: Evidence from Turkey. The British Journal of Political Science, 52(2), 697-714. 
Elçi, E., Kirişçioğlu, E., & Üstübici, A. (2022). How COVID-19 Financially Hit Displaced Urban Refugees? Evidence from an Online Survey with Citizens and Syrian Refugees in Turkey. Disasters, 45(1), 240-263.
Elçi, E. (2022). Göçmenlere Karşı Tutumların Parti Tercihlerine Etkisi: Türkiye Örneği (The Impact of Anti-immigration Attitudes on Party Preference: The Case of Turkey), İstanbul Ticaret Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi-Türkiye’nin Göç Siyaseti Özel Sayısı, 21, 46-73.
Çarkoğlu, A., Elçi, E., Erol, F., & Paksoy, C. (2022) Popülizm Teorileri Işığında Türkiye’de Popülizmin Tarihsel Gelişimi: Siyasi Partiler Üzerine Bir İnceleme (A Historical Analysis of Populism in Turkey according to the Theories of Populism: An Analysis on Political Parties). Anadolu Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, 22(1), 323 - 348.
Çarkoğlu, A. & Elçi, E. (2021). Populist Attitudes Towards Syrian Refugees in Turkey. In E. Uslaner & N. Holtug (eds.), National Values and Social Cohesion. Colchester: ECPR Press.
Aytaç, S. E., Çarkoğlu, A., & Elçi, E. (2021). Partisanship, elite messages, and support for populism in power. European Political Science Review, 13(1), 23-39.
Üstübici, A., Kirişçioğlu, E., & Elçi, E. (2021). Migration and Development: Measuring Migration Aspirations and the Impact of Refugee Assistance in Turkey, ADMIGOV Deliverable 6.1, Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam.
Elçi, E. (2019). The rise of populism in Turkey: a content analysis. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 19(3), 387-408.
Aytaç, S. E., & Elçi, E. (2019). Populism in Turkey. In D. Stockemer (ed.). Populism Around the World. Cham: Springer.
Çarkoğlu, A., & Elçi, E. (2018). Alevis in Turkey. In P. S. Rowe (Ed). Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East. London & New York: Routledge.
Political Party Representation of Anti-Immigration Attitudes: The Case of Turkey
2023 Elections and Migration Debate in Turkey
Nativism and Anti-Immigration in Turkey
Özyeğin University - Department of International Relations
Democracy and Democratization (Undergraduate)
Politics of Latin America (Undergraduate)
Introduction to Comparative Politics (Undergraduate)
Comparative Political Institutions: Political Parties and Electoral Systems (Undergraduate)
Istanbul Bilgi University - Department of International Relations
Analytical Techniques for Social Sciences (Undergraduate)
Elections and Political Parties (Undergraduate)