Seren Selvin Korkmaz is a political analyst and co-founder & executive director of the IstanPol Institute, an Istanbul-based think tank. She is a researcher at the Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies, a nonresident fellow at the Middle East Institute in Washington, DC and a Marshall Memorial Fellow at GMF. She was a Fox International Fellow at Yale University. Her research interests include populism, political parties, voter perception, election strategies, opposition parties in autocratic regimes and youth politics. She regularly appears as a political commentator both in Turkish and international media such as the Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Deutsche Welle, Al-Monitor, Euronews, Halk TV, Habertürk reflecting on the ongoing politico-economic developments and discussions. She is a columnist at Medyascope. She gave invited talks at privileged institutions such as Stanford University, German Marshall Fund of the U.S., Delphi Economic Forum, TUSİAD.