Dr Tolga Sinmazdemir
- 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
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.