Congratulations to our 2022 Martin Alexandersson Scholarship Recipient – Pinar Sayan

Dr. Pınar Sayan is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Beykoz University and Scholar at Istanbul Political Research Institute. She is a recipient of the Jean Monnet Scholarship, Humanity in Action Pat Cox Fellowship, Swedish Institute Fellowship, Georg Eckert Institute Fellowship among others. Previously, she was a visiting researcher at University of Cambridge, Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies and Georg Eckert Institute; Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Fellow at the Columbia University; acted as the Turkey Director of Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation, co-editor of Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation, and co-director of Roman Medya. She takes part in civil society projects addressing conflict transformation, human rights and minority rights as coordinator, consultant, trainer or facilitator. Her research interests are ethnicity and nationalism in European politics; peace-building and conflict transformation


Sayan has been awarded the Martin Alexandersson Scholarship for her research project “A Positive Deviance Approach for Roma Education”


Stay tuned for our upcoming podcast, where we will discuss her work in more depth!

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