Selin E. Guner is an Associate Professor of Global Studies and Political Science at St. Edward’s University. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Political Science and Public Administration at Middle East Technical University in Ankara/Turkey. She received her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in Political Science with a Dissertation Research Award in 2011. She taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Utah State University for one year.

Currently, she teaches Middle East Survey, Middle East Politics & Government, International Political Economy, International Relations, Seminar on Development, and Political Theory at St. Edward’s University. Her research interests include social movements in Turkey and the Middle East, political economy and democratization, and the impact of international systemic factors on democratization. Her work on these topics were published in many scholarly and policy journals.

She is the faculty advisor for the Behavioral and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Scholars Program, allowing top students to pursue an interdisciplinary curriculum. She is also the faculty advisor of the Model UN Student club which have participated in a nation wide Model UN Conference in San Francisco. In Summer 15, Dr. Guner offered a study abroad class in France on “Middle East and Europe”.

Academic Appointments

Global Engagement Fellow Resources:


  • Ph.D, Southern Illinois University, Political Science, 2011
  • MSc, Middle East Technical University, Political Science and Public Administration, 2006
  • BSc, Middle East Technical University, Political Science and Public Administration, 2002