Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Tolga Sinmazdemir

Key information

Department of Politics and International Studies Senior Lecturer in Political Methodology
Department of Politics and International Studies
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
+44 (0)207 898 4391
Support hours
Term 2:
Mondays 1:00pm - 2:00pm (in-person)
Wednesdays 1:00pm - 2:00pm (online)


Tolga Sinmazdemir is a senior lecturer in political methodology. His research focuses on political conflict and violence, with a special focus on the Middle East. His goal is to identify causes and consequences of conflict through rigorous analysis of original data. Currently, he is studying Syrian refugee flows into neighboring countries and host society attitudes towards Syrian refugees.

Before joining SOAS, he worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University, Istanbul, and spent a year as a fellow in the School of Public Policy at LSE. Tolga holds a Ph.D. in Politics from New York University. He is a member of Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP), which is a global research network of scholars doing experimental research.

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Ms Anna E. Kensicki Space, Time and Narrative: Mapping Mediated, Experiential and Imaginary Constructs


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