Selver B. ƞahin (On Leave)

Assistant Professor

Selver B. ƞahin (On Leave)


Department of International Relations
Bilkent University
06800 Bilkent Ankara




+90 312 2902252


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Selver’s research is focused on the forms and outcomes of contemporary international interventions in conflict-affected countries. She examines the dynamics of international involvement in the construction of institutional capacities in terms of their effects on political and social power structures in intervened states. She has carried out field studies in East Timor, Kosovo, Indonesia and Macedonia both independently and as part of a research team, and published the results of her research work in scholarly journals. Selver is also on the editorial board of the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. Her sole-authored book exploring the effects of contemporary state-building interventions has recently been published by Routledge. She is currently working on a TUBITAK-funded project on the political, economic, ecological and cultural dimensions of sustainable peace-building in Kosovo and Macedonia.


  • M.Sc. International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Ph.D Political Science, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Post-doctoral research fellowship, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, Australia