About Me – Ugur Altundal


I am currently a pre-doctoral research fellow in the Political Theory Project at Brown University and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.  In addition, I am serving as an editorial assistant for the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS). I received an M.A. (’15) in Government at Georgetown University. I have a B.S. (‘11) in Political Science, and a B.A. (‘13) in Philosophy from Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey.

My research fields are Political Theory (Major) and Comparative Politics (Minor). My research expertise includes democratic theory, contemporary political theory, and the ethics and politics of migration and borders.  I am writing my dissertation, “Open Borders and Mobility: Toward an Ethics of Travel,” under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth F. Cohen, and I plan to defend my dissertation in May 2022.