Dr Pinar Donmez

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  • Qualifications:PhD Politics and International Studies (Warwick), MA International Political Economy (Warwick), BSc Political Science and Public Administration and Minor in History of Philosophy (Middle East Technical University)
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
  • Department:HAS - Health and Social Sciences
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Pinar.Donmez@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I joined UWE in 2019. After the completion of my PhD at the University of Warwick in 2012, I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow, instructor, visiting professor and academic coordinator in a number of universities and educational initiatives in Turkey and Hungary.
My doctoral research investigated the restructuring of state and (de)politicisation of economic policymaking in post-2001 Turkey from a critical political economy perspective. As a postdoctoral researcher, I have had the opportunity to work on a number of individual and collaborative research projects in the following areas: emerging multinational corporations and their impact, transformation of politics and policymaking in the periphery of Europe with reference to Hungary and Turkey and dynamics of anti-politics and austerity from a scalar and spatial perspective. I was able to pursue my postgraduate studies and research at MA, PhD and postdoctoral levels with the continual support of scholarships and grants. 

I previously taught courses and led seminars in world politics, public policy, development, crisis and contestation in Europe and politics in Turkey at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I have had the opportunity to work with learners from diverse backgrounds. I am interested in critical pedagogies, issues of marketisation, exclusion/inclusion in higher education and their impact on teaching/learning practices. During the 2019-20 academic year I will be contributing to teaching in the following undergraduate and postgraduate modules: Global Political Economy; Theories of Politics and International Relations; International Development, Critical Reflections on Security and Strategy, The Rise of the Global Economy and The World Trade Organisation and the Global Trading System.

Selected fellowships and grants: 
Postdoctoral Research Grant, Tempus Public Foundation (2014-2016)
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) (2012-2013)
Early Career Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick (2011-2012)
PAIS Departmental PhD Studentship, University of Warwick (2007-2010)
British Council MA Chevening Scholarship (2006-2007)

Area of expertise

am interested in investigating and learning about critical political economypolitics of (de)politicisation in governance and social relationstheories of stateMarx's social theory and Marxism(s)politics in Turkey and Europe, academic labour and freedom. My research has appeared in the British Journal of Politics and International RelationsNew Political Economy, Comparative European Politics, Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, Palgrave Macmillan-Springer publications, Palgrave International Political Economy book series. Full texts of most of these publications could be accessed here


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