Dr. Berfin Çakın
Ernst Mach Fellow

Berfin Çakın is an Ernst Mach Fellow at oiip, where she is conducting a project on the role of emotions in the foreign policy perceptions of migrants living in Austria. Her main research interests focus on emotions, civil society, and public opinion. She earned her MA in Public Administration from the University of Twente in 2017 and her PhD in Political Psychology from Istanbul Medeniyet University in 2022. Her PhD thesis explored gendered ontological insecurities in Turkey and Malaysia, and her paper derived from her doctoral thesis received the Best Conference Paper award from the Council for European Studies, Gender and Sexuality Network.