Yusuf Evirgen is a Ph.D. student of Political Science at Binghamton University, SUNY. He received his BA (degree) in Political Science at Işık University in 2016, and his MA in Political Science at the Social Sciences University of Ankara in 2021. His research topics include contentious politics, coups, human rights, and state repression.
Broadly speaking, his current work examines when and how leaders use state apparatus to repress opposition in authoritarian countries. In this venture, he combines innovative quantitative methodologies with in-depth interviews and fieldwork.