Dr Ersin Kalaycıoğlu is a Professor of Political Science at Sabancı University. Professor Kalaycıoğlu has taught at Boğaziçi University, served as President of Işık University between 2004 and 2007, and currently serves as a visiting faculty member at Harvard University’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His research focuses on comparative politics and political representation and participation, on which he has published extensively. Professor Kalaycıoğlu has authored and co-edited numerous books in Turkish and English, including: Turkish Democracy Today: Elections, Protest and Stability in an Islamic Society and The Rising Tide of Conservatism in Turkey. He is currently working on a book project on Turkish voting behavior with Ali Çarkoğlu, scheduled for publication in 2018-2019 through Michigan University Press.