Gülşen Doğan is a Ph.D. student in Political Science and International Relations at Koc University. She graduated summa cum laude from Bogazici University with a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations & Sociology. She received her M.A. degree from International Relations at Koc University with a thesis on the institutional and ideological conditions for the extent of executive aggrandizement in Turkey and Brazil in the last decade. Her research interests lie in the intersection of comparative politics, populism and democracy. During her undergraduate studies, she chaired the Center for European Studies Student Forum (CESSF). In 2022, she also worked as a non-resident research assistant in Turkey program at the Middle East Institute (MEI). Currently, she works as a researcher and editor in Democratization and the Human and Social Development Programs at Istanbul Political Research Institute (IstanPol). Very recently, she joined MiReKoc as a project researcher for the Horizon Europe Twinning project: BROAD-ER.