Lecturer, Department of International Affairs

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Saglam is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Affairs. Prior to receiving her PhD in political science from Georgia State University in 2017, she received a BA in international relations from Ankara University in 2007 and an MA degree in political science from Georgia State University in 2012. She joined the faculty at SPIA in 2019. In the International Affairs Department, she teaches courses on global issues, international relations, international migration, and the political economy of development.


• PhD, Georgia State University, Political Science (Comparative Politics and International Relations), 2017
• MA, Georgia State University, Political Science, 2012
• BA, Ankara University, International Relations, 2007

Areas of Expertise
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations
  • International Migration
  • International Political Economy
  • Middle East Politics
  • Turkish Politics
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • SPIA Non-Tenure Track Teaching Excellence Award, February 2023
Selected Publications

Saglam, Gulcan and Charles Hankla. 2021. “Politics, Economic, and Trade” in Introducing Global Issues 7th Edition ed. by Snarr, M. & Neil Snarr, p. 201-222.