Dr. Yunus Emre Orhan

Post-Doctoral Scholar

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Dr. Orhan is is Research Project Manager for the Digital Society Project, and post-doctoral scholar at North Dakota State University. He comparatively studies democratic backsliding, with a substantive focus on polarization and social networks and a methodological focus on experiments. His dissertation (financed by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant) develops and empirically assesses a theoretical framework to explain puzzling support for illiberal incumbents, highlighting the micro-level tradeoffs associated with punishing leaders. Much of his current research examines challenges that the internet, globalization, and gender inequality pose to democracy. He has published his work in diverse outlets, including the Washington Post and peer-reviewed Democratization.

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2022
M.A., Istanbul Şehir University, 2016
B.A., Yildiz Technical University, 2012

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