Belgin San-Akca


Belgin San-Akca (Ph.D. University of California, Davis) is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the Department of International Relations in Koç University. Her research focuses on international security, transnational dimensions of domestic conflict, terrorism and non-state armed groups, and the Middle East conflict. She is the recipient of a Marie Curie Reintegration Grant (2011-2015), the Turkish Academy of Sciences Award for Outstanding Young Scientists (2016-2018), and Science Academy Outstanding Young Scientist Award (2017-2018). She served as a management committee member of a COST action, the European Network of Conflict Research (ENCoRe) (2013-2016), an at-large representative at the International Studies Association’s Governing Council (2017-2018), a member of the Correlates of War (COW) Project Advisory Board (2017-2019), and the treasurer of the Scientific Study of International Processes Section (SSIP) of International Studies Association (2019-2020). Currently, she is an associate editor of Foreign Policy Analysis and serves at the editorial boards of Conflict Management and Peace Science and International Interactions,. Her publications appeared at Journal of Peace Research, Energy Research and Social Science, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Journal of Conflict Resolution. Her book, States in Disguise: Causes of State Support for Rebel Groups, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016.