Dr. Beyza E. Buyuker is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Dr. Buyuker is a Fulbright alumna and holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior joining to IU, she was a predoctoral research fellow in the National Research Competence Center (NCCR) at the University of Neuchâtel (2019-2021). While pursuing her Ph.D., she completed the Survey Research Methods Program at UIC and Stanford University Summer Institute in Political Psychology. She also received extensive training in experimental methods at Northwestern University.

Her research is situated at the intersections of the public opinion scholarship on race and ethnicity with a particular focus on the underpinnings of democracy and processes of democratic erosion. Her dissertation focuses on the role of intergroup relations structured around race, ethnicity, or religion, in shaping public opinion about democratic norms and institutions in the U.S and Europe. Her dissertation work has been supported by UIC’s Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy (IRRPP) and was awarded the Doris G. Graber Award for Best Paper in Public Opinion at the 2018 Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research Conference.

For more information about her research and teaching agendas, please contact her at bbuyuker[at]iu[dot]edu.