Turkuler Isiksel


Visiting Associate Research Scholar
LAPA/Perkins Fellow

Home Institution, Department of Political Science at Columbia University

LAPA Fellow, 2014-2015

LAPA Fellow

 409 Robertson Hall




Turkuler Isiksel is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Columbia University.  In her scholarship, Isiksel focuses on the ways in which descriptive and normative categories tailored to the nation-state context might be adapted to institutions that wield political power beyond that context, such as regional organizations, international economic regimes, and transnational courts. Her other research interests include theories of sovereignty, delegated governance, citizenship, cosmopolitanism, constitutional theory, Turkey-E.U. relations, and 18th century theories of commerce and international politics. Before joining the political science faculty at Columbia, Isiksel held a Jean Monnet fellowship at the European University Institute’s Global Governance Program. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Yale University.  As a LAPA fellow, Isiksel will be completing a book manuscript entitled Europe’s Functional Constitution, which evaluates the extent to which constitutionalism, as a normative and empirical concept, can be adapted to supranational institutions by drawing on the European Union’s legal order. In addition, she will begin a new book project on democratic legitimacy and administrative governance, provisionally entitled For the People: Democratic Theory and Delegated Power.