Esra Elmas

In addition to her role as Head of Turkey Programme at DPI, Esra is co-founder of İstanbul Bilgi University Centre for Conflict Resolution Studies and Research. She is also PhD student in the joint doctorate programme of Political Science at École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris and Ghent University, Belgium. She has an MA degree in Cultural Studies, and her publications cover areas such as Turkish modernisation, internal migration, civil-military relations, and the history of Turkish media. Esra’s 2007 book, ‘My Dear Atatürk’, examines the way in which primary school students in Turkey perceive Atatürk, Turkey’s founder.