top of page

Academic Biography


Dilara Hekimci-Adak has completed her second Ph.D. in Political Science, majoring in Comparative Politics and American Politics, from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Her dissertation focused on opposition strategies against populism in Turkey and Hungary.

She earned her Bachelor's in Political Science at Bahçeşehir University in Istanbul, Turkey. After this, she pursued her M.A. in Philosophy and Social Thought at Istanbul Bilgi University. She then received her first Ph.D. from Bahçeşehir University in Political Science and International Relations.

Currently, Dr. Hekimci-Adak is teaching at the University of Miami. She has been actively involved in the academic community, attending and presenting at several conferences and events in Turkey and the United States. She also participates in various panels, forums, roundtable discussions, and podcasts, focusing on current political issues.

Doctor Dilara Hekimci-Adak


2017 – 2023
Florida International University; Miami, Florida
Ph.D., Political Science
Major: Comparative Politics; Minor: American Politics

2013 – 2018
Bahçeşehir University; Istanbul, Turkey
Ph.D., Political Science & International Relations
2011 – 2013
Istanbul Bilgi University; Istanbul, Turkey
M.A. Degree in Philosophy & Social Thought
2007 – 2011
Bahçeşehir University; Istanbul, Turkey
B.A Degree in Political Science & International Relations  



Party Politics
Turkish Politics
American Politics
Democratic Backsliding
Post-Communist Countries

bottom of page