Dr.Pinar Erkem is an Associate Professor of Political Science and has been working in Istanbul University, Faculty of Economics since 2008. Dr.Erkem has her BA on International Relations from Dokuz Eylul University in Turkey and MA on European Integration and Development from Vrije University Brussels in Belgium. She has completed her PhD in 2014 at Istanbul University with a dissertation titled “Consociationalism as a Method of Conflict Regulation: A Case Study of 1960 Cyprus Republic”. Dr.Erkem studied in Queen’s University, Canada, as a visiting scholar during PhD, working on consociational theory in 2012-2013. Dr.Erkem gives lectures on IR, political science, nationalism, conflict regulation, globalization and Balkan studies at the faculty. Her research interests include nationalism, federalism, conflict regulation, multiculturalism,Balkans, EU-Turkey relations and arts and politics.