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Dr. A. Burcu Bayram

Name

[Bayram, Dr. Ayten Burcu]
  • PhD

Biography

I have research interests in International Organization and Law, Political Psychology, International Relations Theory, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Analysis, Survey and Experimental Methods, and Digital Humanities.

My research program is centered on applying insights from political  psychology and behavioral economics to the study of international politics. In particular, I study how psychological processes shape the preferences of policy makers and publics over international cooperation and global governance. My current substantive areas of interest include implementation of international law, identity and morality in international politics, and performance of international organizations. My research has been published or is forthcoming in The European Journal of International RelationsForeign Policy Analysis, Journal of European Public Policy, and The Journal of Human Values. During Summers 2016 and 2017, I will be a research fellow at the Center for Global Cooperation Research at the University of Duisburg in Germany.

For more on my research, please see burcubayram.net

Professional Preparation

    • 2011 PhD in Political ScienceThe Ohio State University
    • 2006 MA in Political ScienceThe Ohio State University
    • 2004 MA in International StudiesNorth Carolina State University
    • 2002 BA in International RelationsMiddle East Technical University
    • 2007 Survey Research Specialization The Ohio State University

Appointments

    • Jan 2012 to Jan 2013 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 Assist Professor
      MacEwan University, Canada
    • Jan 2007 to Jan 2011 Instructor
      The Ohio State University
    • Sept 2005 to June 2007 Research & Teaching Assistant
      The Ohio State University
    • Sept 2004 to Aug 2005 Graduate Fellow
      The Ohio State University
    • Sept 2002 to June 2004 Research & Teaching Assistant
      North Carolina State University

Memberships

  • Professional
    • Sept 2015 to Present American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, International Society of Political Psychology, Midwest Political Science Association, Women’s Caucus in Political Science, Women in Conflict Studies, Women’s Caucus in Internationa

Awards and Honors

    • Jun  2015 Research Fellowship, Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research sponsored by University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
      Description:

      Summers 2016 & 2017

    • Jan  2013 Freshmen Leaders on Campus (FLOC) Honoree sponsored by University of Texas at ArlingtonUTA
    • Jul  2009 Graduate Associate Teaching Award Nominee, Highest recognition of the exceptional teaching sponsored by The Ohio State University
    • May  2009 Morris Abrams Award in International Relations sponsored by Columbia University & Jewish Family Foundation
    • Sep  2006 Jacobina Aman Award for Best Seminar Paper Written by a Graduate Student sponsored by Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University
    • Sep  2004 University Fellowship sponsored by The Ohio State University
    • Sep  2004 Sigma Iota Rho, National Honor Society for International Studies sponsored by Department of Political Science, North Carolina State University
    • Jun  2002 Dean's High Honor List With Distinction sponsored by Middle East Technical University

Research and Expertise

  • Research Interests

    International Organization & Law,  International Relations Theory, Political Psychology, Foreign Policy Analysis, Public Opinion, Survey and Experimental Methods, Digital Humanities, and Political Economy of Higher Education. For more information on my research, please visit burcubayram.net

Publications

      Journal Article 2016
      • ”Good Europeans? How European Identity and Costs Interact to Explain Support for Compliance with European Union Law” Journal of European Public Policy. Published Online First.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2016
      • "On Legal Obligation in International Politics" International Journal of Interdisciplinary Global Studies. Forthcoming.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2016
      • ”Aiding Strangers: Generalized Trust and the Moral Basis of Public Support for Foreign Development Aid” Foreign Policy Analysis. Forthcoming.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2016
      • "Values and Prosocial Behavior in the Global Context: Why Values Predict Public Support for Aid to Developing Countries."  Journal of Human Values. Forthcoming.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2015
      • "The Choice for Integration: Foreign Policy Beliefs and German Parliamentarians’ Support for European Integration." Under Review.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • "Due Deference: Cosmopolitan Social Identity and the Psychology of Legal Obligation." Revise & Resubmit. Resubmitted.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • "What Drives Modern Diogenes? Individual Values and Cosmopolitan Identity" European Journal of International Relations. 21(2):451-479. Published.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • "Perceiving Risk Perception: An Analysis of Risk Perception Research and Discussion of Its Policy Implications" Igdir Journal of Social Sciences. 8:21-41. Published.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • " It's the Economy, not European Identity: Analyzing Public Support for EU Membership in Central and Eastern European Countries" Alternatives-Turkish Journal of International Relations. 14(2) Published.

        {Peer Reviewed} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • "Financing Global Governance: Explaining Donor Funding Patterns at International Organizations." (With Erin Graham) Under Review.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

Presentations

    • March  2104
      “Sacrifice for Strangers: Generalized Trust and Global Distributive Justice.” Paper presented at the annual convention of International Studies Association, Toronto, March 26-29, 2014

      Last presented: International Studies Association Annual Convention

    • September  2015
      "Financing Global Governance: Explaining Donor Funding at IOs" (with Erin Graham)

      Examines donor funding patterns at UN institutions.

    • April  2014
      "Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Limits of Global Justice.” Paper presented at the annual convention of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 3-6, 2014

      Last presented: Midwest Political Science Association

    • April  2013
      "A Value Explanation of Cosmopolitan Identity." Paper presented at the annual convention of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 11-15, 2013
    • April  2013
      "What Drives Modern Diogenes? A Value Explanation of Cosmopolitan Identity." Paper presented at the annual convention of International Studies Association, San Francisco, April 3-6, 2013
    • April  2013
      "Who Belongs to the Global Polis? Moral Values and Cosmopolitan Identity" Paper presented at the annual convention of Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles, March 28-30, 2013
    • April  2012
      "The Psychology of International Legal Obligation: Identity, Membership, and Deference to International Law" Paper presented at the annual convention of International Studies Association, San Diego, April 1-4, 2012
    • April  2011
      "Identity, Strategy and Legal Compliance in the European Union: Effects of 'We-Ness' on Infringements" Paper presented at the annual convention of American Political Science Association, Seattle, September 1-4, 2011.
    • February  2010
      "Legal Normativity and Obligation to International Law" Paper presented at the annual convention of International Studies Association, New Orleans, February 17-20, 2010.
    • January  2010
      "The Call of Legal Duty: Legal Obligation and Compliance in the European Union 1978-2004" Paper presented at the annual convention of Southern Political Science Association, Atlanta, January 7-9, 2010.
    • November  2009
      "Legal Duty and Compliance in the European Union" Paper presented at the annual convention of International Studies Association-Midwest Section, St. Louis, November 6-9, 2009.
    • February  2009
      "Legal Obligation in International Politics: Revitalizing a Unique Path to Compliance" Paper presented at the annual convention of International Studies Association, New York, February 15-18, 2009.
  • Past
    •  
      “Financing Global Governance: Explaining Donor Funding Patterns at International Organizations.” (With E. Graham).

      Presented at the annual convention of American Political Science Association, September 3-6, 2015.

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • May 2016 to Aug 2016 Research Fellowship sponsored by  - $20000
    • Sept 2011 to June 2012 Research, Scholarly Activity and Creative Achievement Fund sponsored by  - $1798
    • Apr 2008 to July 2011 Professional Association Travel Grants sponsored by  - $1000
    • Apr 2009 to June 2011 Mershon Center for International Security Dissertation Grant sponsored by  - $3900
    • Apr 2009 to June 2011 Office of International Affairs Dissertation Research Grant sponsored by  - $1350
    • Apr 2009 to June 2011 Graduate School Alumni Dissertation Research Grant sponsored by  - $2000

Other Research Activities

  • 2015
    • Invited Talks
      • Oct 2015 Invited Speaker, University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Psychology

        University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Psychology

      • Feb 2015 Invited Conference Participant, University of Iowa, Department of Political Science, Journeys in World Politics.

        University of Iowa, Department of Political Science

  • 2014
    • Invited Talks
      • Feb 2014 Invited Conference Participant, Scripps College, European Union Center of California.

        Scripps College

      • Feb 2014 Invited Presenter, Behavioral IR Workshop, University of California San Diego

        University of California San Diego, Department of Political Science.

  • 2013
    • Invited Talks
      • June 2013 Invited Presenter, Behavioral IR Workshop, University of California San Diego

        University of California San Diego, Department of Political Science.

  • 2011
    • Speaker Series Organizer
      • Sept 2011 Interdisciplinary Speaker Series Co-organizer, Department of Political Science, MacEwan University, AY 2011-2012

  • 2008
    • Research Workshop Coordinator
      • Sept 2008 Research in International Politics Workshop, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University, AY 2008-2009

Students Supervised

Courses

      • POLS 4360-001 THEORIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

        This upper division course examines the major theories and issues in the field of International Relations (IR). In IR, we  often use paradigms to organize our thinking and research. They will serve as our organizing principle in this course. We will examine and critique the major paradigms in the field. We will start by discussing the role of theory, levels of analysis, and what the field of IR tries to accomplish. We will then focus on the main approaches and questions in the study of international relations. This course combines theory with empirics. We will also work on applying theories of IR to contemporary issues and devising practical solutions to pressing political problems.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 5341-001 Political Psychology and International Relations

        This graduate seminar focuses on psychological approaches to international relations and examines how these perspectives advance the study of world politics. Behavioral traits, trust, values, belief systems, personality and leadership, identity, group decision-making, emotions, and biology will be studied in several substantive areas. This course will also explore forms of methodology and ways of assessing cognition. This course does not require a background in psychology or international politics.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 4392-001 Politics of International Law and Organization (Special Topics in Political Science)

        International law lies at the center of international politics. This course examines the interaction between law and politics in the international system. What is international law and how does it compare to domestic law? What is the difference between international law and non-legal norms? Why do states create international legal agreements? How does international law shape state behavior? When and why do states comply with international law? Are international law and institutions democratic? This course will explore these questions in a number of substantive issue areas such as use of force, human rights, environmental law, and criminal law. This is not a law course. Students are not expected to have  any background in law or legal theory.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 2311-005 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES

        This course offers an introduction to the constituent units and workings of the American government, and provides an overview of the politics of the United States. In the first part of this course, we will examine the relationship between citizens and the government, explore the U.S. Constitution and Federalism, and learn about civil rights and liberties. The second section of the course is devoted to the key actors in American politics, such as the media, interest groups, and political parties. In the third part, we will learn about the institutions of the American national government, and specifically focus on the Congress, the Presidency, and courts. Before we wrap up the semester, we will also explore domestic and foreign policy making processes.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 2311-006 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES

        This course offers an introduction to the constituent units and workings of the American government, and provides an overview of the politics of the United States. In the first part of this course, we will examine the relationship between citizens and the government, explore the U.S. Constitution and Federalism, and learn about civil rights and liberties. The second section of the course is devoted to the key actors in American politics, such as the media, interest groups, and political parties. In the third part, we will learn about the institutions of the American national government, and specifically focus on the Congress, the Presidency, and courts. Before we wrap up the semester, we will also explore domestic and foreign policy making processes.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 4360-001 Theories of International Relations

        This course examines the major theories and issues in the field of International Relations (IR). In IR, we are often use paradigms to organize our thinking and research. They will serve as our organizing principle in this course. We will examine and critique the major paradigms in the field. We will start by discussing the role of theory, levels of analysis, and what the field of IR tries to accomplish. We will then focus on the main approaches and questions in the study of international relations. This course combines theory with empirics. We will also work on applying theories of IR to contemporary issues and devising practical solutions to pressing political problems.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 5384-001 Politics of International Law

        International law lies at the center of international politics. This graduate seminar examines the interaction between law and politics in the international system. What is international law and how does it compare to domestic law? What is the difference between international law and non-legal norms? Why do states create international legal agreements? How does international law shape state behavior? When and why do states comply with international law? Are international law and institutions democratic? This course will explore these questions in a number of substantive issue areas such as use of force, human rights, environmental law, and criminal law. This is not a law course. Students are not expected to have  any background in law or legal theory.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 4360-001 Pols 4360-001 Theories of the International System

        This upper division course examines the major theories and issues in the field of International Relations (IR). In IR, we are often use paradigms to organize our thinking and research. They will serve as our organizing principle in this course. We will examine and critique the major paradigms in the field. We will start by discussing the role of theory, levels of analysis, and what the field of IR tries to accomplish. We will then focus on the main approaches and questions in the study of international relations. This course combines theory with empirics. We will also work on applying theories of IR to contemporary issues and devising practical solutions to pressing political problems.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 2311-007 Pols 2311-007 Government Of The United States

        This course offers an introduction to the constituent units and workings of the American government, and provides an overview of the politics of the United States. In the first part of this course, we will examine the relationship between citizens and the government, explore the U.S. Constitution and Federalism, and learn about civil rights and liberties. The second section of the course is devoted to the key actors in American politics, such as the media, interest groups, and political parties. In the third part, we will learn about the institutions of the American national government, and specifically focus on the Congress, the Presidency, and courts. Before we wrap up the semester, we will also explore domestic and foreign policy making processes.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 2311-006 Pols 2311-006 Government Of The United States

        This course offers an introduction to the constituent units and workings of the American government, and provides an overview of the politics of the United States. In the first part of this course, we will examine the relationship between citizens and the government, explore the U.S. Constitution and Federalism, and learn about civil rights and liberties. The second section of the course is devoted to the key actors in American politics, such as the media, interest groups, and political parties. In the third part, we will learn about the institutions of the American national government, and specifically focus on the Congress, the Presidency, and courts. Before we wrap up the semester, we will also explore domestic and foreign policy making processes.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 2311-007 Government Of the United States

        This course offers an introduction to the constituent units and workings of the American government, and provides an overview of the politics of the United States. In the first part of this course, we will examine the relationship between citizens and the government, explore the U.S. Constitution and Federalism, and learn about civil rights and liberties. The second section of the course is devoted to the key actors in American politics, such as the media, interest groups, and political parties. In the third part, we will learn about the institutions of the American national government, and specifically focus on the Congress, the Presidency, and courts. Before we wrap up the semester, we will also explore domestic and foreign policy making processes. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 2311-007 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES

        This course offers an introduction to the constituent units and workings of the American government, and provides an overview of the politics of the United States. In the first part of this course, we will examine the relationship between citizens and the government, explore the U.S. Constitution and Federalism, and learn about civil rights and liberties. The second section of the course is devoted to the key actors in American politics, such as the media, interest groups, and political parties. In the third part, we will learn about the institutions of the American national government, and specifically focus on the Congress, the Presidency, and courts. Before we wrap up the semester, we will also explore domestic and foreign policy making processes. (The uploaded syllabus is representative only)

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 5332-001 THEORIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM

        This graduate seminar examines the major theories and issues in the field of International Relations (IR). In IR, we are often use paradigms to organize our thinking and research. They will serve as our organizing principle in this course. We will examine and critique the major paradigms in the field. We will start by discussing the role of theory, levels of analysis, and what the field of IR tries to accomplish. We will then focus on the main approaches and questions in the study of international relations. This course combines theory with empirics. We will also work on applying theories of IR to contemporary issues and devising practical solutions to pressing political problems. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 2311-006 GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
        This course offers an introduction to the constituent units and workings of the American government, and provides an overview of the politics of the United States. In the first part of this course, we will examine the relationship between citizens and the government, explore the U.S. Constitution and Federalism, and learn about civil rights and liberties. The second section of the course is devoted to the key actors in American politics, such as the media, interest groups, and political parties. In the third part, we will learn about the institutions of the American national government, and specifically focus on the Congress, the Presidency, and courts. Before we wrap up the semester, we will also explore domestic and foreign policy making processes.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • POLS 4392-001 International Organizations (Special Topics in Political Science)
        This upper division course focuses on psychological and actor-specific approaches to international relations. Working at the intersection of macro and micro-theory, we will explore how political psychology and foreign policy analysis can contribute to the study of world politics. In the first part of the course, we will learn about actor-specific and actor-general theory and discuss the importance of brining in psychology to the study of world politics. In the second part of the course, we will concentrate on foreign policy images and belief systems, personality and leadership, presidential character, decision-making in groups, updating and learning, emotion and identity politics. We will also explore forms of methodology, ways of assessing cognition, and conducting political research.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • POLS 2311-014 Government of the United States

        This course offers an introduction to the constituent units and workings of the American government, and provides an overview of the politics of the United States. In the first part of this course, we will examine the relationship between citizens and the government, explore the U.S. Constitution and Federalism, and learn about civil rights and liberties. The second section of the course is devoted to the key actors in American politics, such as the media, interest groups, and political parties. In the third part, we will learn about the institutions of the American national government, and specifically focus on the Congress, the Presidency, and courts. Before we wrap up the semester, we will also explore domestic and foreign policy making processes.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • POLS 5384-001 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
        Political Psychology & International Relations: This graduate seminar focuses on psychological approaches to international relations and examines how these perspectives can contribute to the study of world politics. In particular, we will concentrate on foreign policy images and belief systems, personality and leadership, decision-making in groups, updating and learning as well as study the role of risk and emotions in foreign policy making. We will also explore forms of methodology and ways of assessing cognition.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • POLS 2311-014 Government of the United States
        This course offers an introduction to the constituent units and workings of the American government, and provides an overview of the politics of the United States. In the first part of this course, we will examine the relationship between citizens and the government, explore the U.S. Constitution and Federalism, and learn about civil rights and liberties. The second section of the course is devoted to the key actors in American politics, such as the media, interest groups, and political parties. In the third part, we will learn about the institutions of the American national government, and specifically focus on the Congress, the Presidency, and courts. Before we wrap up the semester, we will also explore domestic and foreign policy making processes.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus

Other Teaching Activities

    • Courses Taught
      • At UTA & Other Institutions

         UTA

        Undergraduate:

        Theories of International Relations

        Foreign Policy and Psychology

        Government of the United States

        Graduate:

        Theories of International Relations

        International Relations and Political Psychology 

        OTHER UNIVERSITIES

        Theories of International Relations

        Introduction to International Relations

        Politics of Global Problems

        International Politics

        International Cooperation and Organization

        Enduring & Current Debates in International Politics

        Seniors’ Capstone in Political Science- International Relations

        Canadian Politics & Government

Service to the Profession

  • Elected
    • Sept 2011 to  Present Discussant

      Annual Convention of American Political Science Association (2015, 2011), International Studies Association (2014, 2013), Midwest Political Science Association (2014, 2013), Western Political Science Association (2013).

    • Mar 2013 to  Present Chair

      Annual Convention of American Political Science Association (2015), International Studies Association (2014, 2013), Midwest Political Science Association (2014), Western Political Science Association (2013).

    • Aug 2011 to  June 2012 Interdisciplinary Speaker Series Co-organizer

      Department of Political Science, MacEwan University

    • Aug 2008 to  June 2009 Research Workshop Coordinator

      Research in International Politics, Department of Political Science, The Ohio State University

    • Feb 2010 to  Present Reviewer

      International Theory

    • Jan 2013 to  Present Member, Editorial Board

      Journal of Political Science and Public Affairs

    • Sept 2013 to  Present Reviewer

      APSR

    • June 2015 to  Present Reviewer

      EJIR, FPA,

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Reviewer

      Journal of Political Science and Public Affairs, Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences, Oxford University Press.

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2012 to  Present Member, Graduate Studies Committee

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington

    • Aug 2012 to  Present Member, Programs and Hagard Lectures Committee

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington

    • Sept 2013 to  Present Member, Curriculum Committee

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington

    • Sept 2013 to  Present Member, Retention Committee

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington

    • Sept 2013 to  May 2014 Member, Research Committee

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington,

    • Oct 2015 to  Present Member, Ad Hoc Certificates Committee

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington

    • Oct 2015 to  Present Member, Student Honors and Scholarships Committee

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington

    • Sept 2014 to  May 2015 Member Alternative, Student Grievance

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington

    • Nov 2015 to  Present Member, Civic Engagement Search Committee

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington

    • Sept 2015 to  Present Member, Student Competency Committee

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington

  • Elected
    • Aug 2011 to  June 2012 Model UN Faculty Co-Advisor

      MacEwan University

    • Sept 2014 to  May 2015 Member, Public Policy Search Committee

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington

    • Sept 2013 to  Present Participant and Presenter, Political Science Week

      Department of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington

    • Sept 2015 to  Oct 2015 Speaker

      Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Arlington

    • Mar 2015 to  Present Co-organizer, 2017 Webb Memorial Lecture

      University of Texas at Arlington, Spring 2015-Spring 2017.