Prof.Dr.Meltem Müftüler-Baç is Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet chair ad personam at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, and an Affiliate Professor at University of Stockholm from 2013 to 2016. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Temple University, USA in 1992. She worked previously at Temple University (USA), Bilkent University (Turkey), and was a Visiting professor at the University of Chicago.
Prof. Müftüler-Baç authored Turkey’s Relations with a Changing Europe published by the Manchester University Press in 1997, Turkey and the European Union Relations: Dilemmas, Opportunities and Constraints, co-edited with Yannis Stivachtis and published by Lexington books in 2008, Divergent Pathways: Turkey and the European Union published by Barbara Budrich in 2016. Her publications appeared in Journal of European Public Policy, Middle Eastern Studies, East European Qaurterly, Journal of European Integration, South East European Politics and Society, Security Dialogue, International Studies Perspectives, Turkish Studies, Women’s Studies International Forum, West European Politics, International Journal, Journal of Democracy, Journal of Language and Politics, Asia-Europe Journal, Journal of Contemporary European Studies. She participated in the F6 project ‘Reconstituting Democracy in Europe’ from 2006 to 2012, in LISBOAN from 2011 to 2013, in the FP7 project ‘TRANSWORLD’ for 2012-2015, and finally FP7 project ‘MAXCAP’ for 2013-2016. She received two different grants under the Jean Monnet Project of the European Union in 2002 and in 2008 both for teaching politics of European integration. In 2011, she was granted a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence. Her work is widely cited in Turkey-European Union relations, on EU enlargement, Turkish foreign policy and Turkish politics.
Prof. Müftüler-Baç holds two prestigious awards from the Turkish Academy of Sciences: Young Social Scientist Investigator Award in 2002 and Distinguished Young Scientist Award in 2003. She was awarded with the Jean Monnet Professor ad personam title from the European Commission in 2004.