Elif Kalaycioglu

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Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • MSc: European Studies: Ideas and Identities, LSE, London, 2009.
  • B.A.: Political Science, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 2006.


  • IR theory, critical IR theory
  • global governance (with a focus on the world heritage regime)
  • world orders
  • politics of expertise
Courses Taught
  • POL 1025: Introduction to Global Politics
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Communications Team Member, Contexto Internacional: Journal of Global Connections: September 2016 - present
  • Peer Reviewer, Contexto Internacional: Journal of Global Connections: September 2016 - present
  • Co-Organizer, Minnesota International Relations Colloquium (MIRC): 2014-2015, 2017-2018


  • Archival Research and Expert Interviews: I have undertaken archival research and conducted open-ended interviews with experts and international civil servants at ICOMOS, ICCROM, and UNESCO's World Heritage Center., March 2017 - May 2017
  • Participant Observation of Experts Meetings: I have attended three international expert meetings on heritage, heritage in crisis and world heritage to observe how expert communities are interpreting and responding to emerging challenges around the global governance of cultural heritage., April 2016 - March 2017
  • Halit Mustafa Tagma, Elif Kalaycioglu, Emel Akcali (2013). 'Taming'Arab social movements: Exporting neoliberal governmentality. Security Dialogue, 44 (5-6), 375-392. Link
  • Kalaycioglu, Elif, in Christian Reus-Smit, Andrew Phillips (eds). "Governing Culture: The World Heritage Regime and the Contestation of Expertise." Cultural Diversity and International Orders (2019 ):
  • Robert T. Holt Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota, September 2018 - May 2019
  • Travel Award. Council of Graduate Studies (COGS). University of Minnesota, June 2018
  • Andrew Dickinson Memorial Fellowship, Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, June 2016