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Professor Ersin Kalaycıoğlu is a Full Professor of Political Science at Sabancı University, Faculty of Art and Social Sciences. He specializes in the study of political representation and participation. He completed his PhD in Political Science from the University of Iowa in 1977. He received his undergraduate degree from Istanbul University in 1973. Kalaycıoğlu worked at İstanbul University from 1977 until 1984. Then, he was employed as a full-time faculty member at Boğaziçi University from 1984 to 2002. Moreover, he worked as Deputy Director at the Atatürk Institute for Modern Turkish History at Boğaziçi University. While he was working at Boğaziçi University, he was the Chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations between 1995-1997 and he served as a member of Board of Directors between 1997-2001. Before he worked at Sabancı University, Kalaycıoğlu served as a Rector at Işık University between 2004-2007. He also worked in various researches and published the results of these researches as reports, scientific papers, books and scientific articles. He authored and co-edited books in Turkish such as Comparative Political Participation, Comparative Political Systems, Turkish Political Life (co-edited), and Contemporary Political Science (text-book), Turkish Politics (co-edited) and in English Turkey: Political, Social and Economic Challenges in the 1990s (co-edited), Turkish Dynamics: A Bridge Across Troubled Lands, Turkish Democracy Today: Elections, Protest and Stability in an Islamic Society (co-authored), The Rising Tide of Conservatism in Turkey. In addition to these, Kalaycıoğlu is an executive board member of the Turkish Political Science Association (SITD) and also of the Science Academy, Turkey and also of the Istanbul Policy Center (IPC), a member of the Turkish Social Science Association (TSBD), a founding member of the Turkish Democracy Foundation (TDV), a founding trustee of the Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV).