Dr. Mine Yıldız (Ph.D. Political Science, Hacettepe University, Ankara) is a Senior Associate Fellow at the Brussels School of Governance. She began as a visiting researcher at VUB in September 2018 but has since become a more permanent member of the IES team. From 1995-1997 she worked as a research assistant at the Cumhuriet University in Sivas. In 2013 she worked as a lecturer/instructor in the Department of Political Sciences and International Relations at the Başkent University in Ankara.
Besides this academic work, she started working in parallel 1997-2016 as politicy advisor for the Turkish Social Democrate Party. In addition, became active as well as a freelance journalist and blogger. These articles were published in printed and online media such as Cumhuriyet, BirGün, Haber Sol, İleri Haber, Mülkiye Haber. Her research focusses on the impact on their motherland and on the domestic political situation of immigrant-origin Members of Parliament (MPs) in Belgium and other EU countries.