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I am a second year Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. I have a MA in Political Science (2019, Koc University) and BA's in International Relations (2017, Koc University) and Economics (2017, Koc University).


My primary field is comparative politics, and I use formal theory and empirical methods to study 1) strategic voting under different political institutions and regimes, 2) electoral accountability, corruption, & democratic backsliding and 3) protests & social movements. You can learn more about my research interests under Research Interests. You can also find my published work and working papers under Publications and CV.

Alper Sukru Gencer


Second Year Phd Student

Political Science Department
Washington University in St. Louis
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis
MO, 63130