Pinar graduated from the department of Political Science and International Relations at Marmara University in 2006. She completed her MA degree on Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University in 2009; and MS degree on Comparative Politics at London School of Economics in 2014, for which she obtained Jean Monnet Scholarship. She conducted PhD dissertation research with Erasmus grant at Freie University Berlin, and currently she is a PhD candidate at Marmara University on the European Union Politics and International Relations. Her main area of interest is the human rights dimension of ethnic politics especially in Europe, South Caucasus, and Turkey.
Pinar worked at the department of International Relations at Okan University as a Research Assistant between 2007 and 2015. Since 2015, she has been working as the Turkey Director for the Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation, and Turkey Editor for its publication; Caucasus Edition. She also works as a freelance researcher and consultant on human rights related projects. She is the co-founder of Roman Medya, which was founded through winning the Humanity in Action grant competition, and aims to strengthen the strategic communication capacities of Roma NGOs, and raise awareness of the society for Roma issues.
Updated May 2019
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Roman Medya - A Training for Roma NGOs
Roman Medya - A Training for Roma NGOs is a workshop that was conducted by Senior Fellows Elif Çavuşlu, Beril Eski, and Pinar Sayan in Istanbul to provide Turkish Roma NGO representatives with the necessary set of skills and knowledge to interact successfully with media representatives and to use media tools for strategic communication.