• Mail Address


  • Citizen


  • Bachelor's

    Whittier College

  • Master's

    The Johns Hopkins University

  • Doctorate

    Koç Üniversitesi

  • See CV


Didem ÇAKMAKLI completed her undergraduate studies at Whittier College. In 2007, she received her M.A. degree in International Development and Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.  She received her PhD degree from the department of Political Science and International Relations at Koç University in 2016.

Her main areas of research are civil society, citizenship, active citizenship and political participation.  She has published in journals such as Citizenship Studies, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, South European Society and Politics and Journal of Contemporary European Studies.

She has been a member of the Steering Committee of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Citizenship since 2019. As of 2024 she is Coordinator of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) - Antalya Bilim University joint Summer School for Social Science Research Methods. She is also Erasmus Coordinator for the Department of Political Science and International Relations.