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Caglayan Baser

Çağlayan Başer

(Pronouns: She, Her)

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515 Eggers Hall

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Çağlayan Başer

Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Senior Research Associate, Middle Eastern Studies Program


  • 2024 Spring
    • PSC 356 Political Conflict
    • PSC 200 Selected Topics - Gender and IR
  • 2023 Fall
    • PSC 300 Selected Topics - Gender and Security

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago, 2020


Çağlayan Başer is an assistant professor of political science. Her research focuses on the links between domestic and international politics, political violence, and gender politics. Her work is published in World Politics, and Security Studies, and her monograph titled “Public Preferences, Gender, and Foreign Support for Armed Movements” is under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Başer received a Ph.D. in political science from Loyola University Chicago in 2020.  Prior to joining Syracuse, she taught at New York University Abu Dhabi and University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

Areas of Expertise

Conflict, political violence, and security; gender politics; domestic politics and international relations

Selected Publications

Presentations and Events

The Empirical Study of Gender ​Research Network (EGEN), Cornell University (October 12, 2023 - October 13, 2023)

APSA MENA Workshop, "Studying Public Opinion in the Middle East" (2022)

American Political Science Association Annual Meeting (2021)

Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting (2019)

International Studies Association Annual Meeting (2018)

Eurasian Peace Science Conference (January 10, 2023)

Honors and Accolades

Fund for Inclusion and Innovation, New York University Abu Dhabi (2023)

Global Dynamics Research Fund, New York University Abu Dhabi (2023)

Inequality Cluster Research Fund, New York University Abu Dhabi (2023)

APSA MENA Professional Development Grant, American Political Science Association (2022)

Spring Centennial Center Research Award, American Political Science Association (2021)