Filiz Kahraman

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  • Comparative Politics


  • B.A., Bogazici University, Turkey
  • M.A., University of Washington
  • Ph.D., University of Washington

Filiz Kahraman

Assistant Professor


Filiz Kahraman is an Assistant Professor in Political Science and an affiliate faculty member at the Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies of the Munk School. Her research investigates law and politics from international and comparative perspectives. She is currently working on a book manuscript examining why labor activists in Europe pursue human rights law as a new mobilization strategy and how international law has affected the lives of aggrieved workers on the ground. Before joining the department, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University. She received her PhD in political science from the University of Washington. Her research has appeared in Law & Social Inquiry and is forthcoming in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science. Her commentary on current human rights issues and the political crisis in Europe and Turkey has appeared in The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, openDemocracy, and Bianet (in Turkish).

Research Interests

  • Comparative Law and Politics
  • International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Labour Politics
  • European Politics

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