Expert on Europe
Dr Basak AlpanMiddle East Technical University & Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Başak Z. Alpan is an Associate Professor and a Lecturer in European Politics and Political Sociology at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Birmingham with her research on the Turkish discourses on ‘Europe’ in the post-1999 period. She conducts research and extensively writes on the European integration, discourse theory, post structuralism, Turkish-EU Relations and football and identity. Some recent articles by Alpan are, ‘Turkey and the Balkans: bringing the Europeanisation/de-Europeanisation nexus into question’ (with E. Öztürk) which appeared in Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (2022) and ‘The Impact of Populism on Turkey-EU Relations’ in International Spectator (2019). Alpan worked in many EU-funded projects as a researcher, including FREE (Football Research in an Enlarged Europe), and FEUTURE (the Future of Turkey-EU Relations). She is currently the Coordinator of the JM Network LEAP (‘Linking to Europe at the Periphery’).