Postdoctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS

London School of Economics

Houghton Street

Tower 1, 9th Floor Clement’s Inn

London WC2A 2AZ

United Kingdom

Email: B.Susler@lse.ac.uk

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the LSE IDEAS. My research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, the international relations of the European Union, and the politics of the Middle East and North Africa. I am also a Research Assistant at the LSE International Relations Department.


2016 - PhD in International Relations, LSE

2014 - PGCertHE (Associate Level), LSE

2012 - MSc in Politics and Government in the European Union (Merit), LSE

2011 - BSc in Politics (First Class Honours), University of Bristol

2008 - High School Diploma, Üsküdar American Academy Istanbul




My research at the LSE IDEAS is on Turkish foreign policy and emerging powers. I am a Guest Lecturer for the Foreign Policy Analysis course at the LSE International Relations Department and I work with Professor Chris Alden on Turkey's engagement with sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, I was a Visiting Fellow at the LSE Centre for International Studies and a Guest Teacher at the LSE European Institute, where I completed my Master's degree.


My doctoral thesis,  Turkey's foreign policy cooperation with the European Union during the Arab Spring, 2011-13, focused on Turkish foreign policy decision-making processes vis-à-vis cooperation with the EU during the course of the uprisings in Syria, Libya and Egypt and involved qualitative interviews with policy makers and diplomats in Turkey and the EU. I was a recipient of the LSE Middle East Centre Emirates PhD Award as well as the LSE PhD Studentship.


I have taught graduate and undergraduate-level courses at the LSE and the University of Cape Town and I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).


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