Ugur Altundal | About Me


I am currently a pre-doctoral research fellow in the Political Theory Project at Brown University and a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the 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 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 April 2022.