Başak Alpan is an Associate Professor and a Lecturer in European Politics and Political Sociology at the Centre for European Studies and 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, Birmingham, UK 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. Alpan worked in many EU-funded projects as a researcher, including FREE (Football Research in an Enlarged Europe), which aims at contributing to a better understanding of football as a highly relevant social and cultural phenomenon in contemporary Europe and FEUTURE (the Future of Turkey-EU Relations) aiming at mapping dynamics and testing alternative scenarios regarding the future of Turkish EU integration.
- Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences
- Department of Political Science and Public Administration