Assistant Professor of Teaching, Political Science
2228 Watkins Hall
Dr. Irepoglu Carreras received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds an MA in European Studies from the University of Amsterdam, where she studied as a Jean Monnet scholar, and a BA in International Relations from Koç University (Istanbul). Prior to her doctoral studies, she held positions at the European Parliament (Brussels) and the Turkish Industry and Business Association (Istanbul).
Her fields of research and teaching are comparative politics and international relations, with primary focus on Western European politics, comparative federalism, governance, inequality, international organizations and foreign policy. Her previous solo and co-authored work has appeared in academic journals such as Electoral Studies, Turkish Studies and Regional Studies, Regional Science. She has also contributed to an edited volume on global economy, with a chapter on global inequality trends. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the impact of decentralization and interactive governance on income inequality in Europe.
Her other ongoing research projects include the effect of Spain’s territorial governance structure on regional inequalities, and the comparative impact of sub-state diplomacy and multi-level governance on policies addressing climate change.