Askinnur Esigul pursues her PhD degree in the Department of Political Science at Binghamton University. She received her BA from Bogazici University, Department of Political Science and International Relations. Aşkınnur had worked as a research assistant in Department of International Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University during 2015-2017. She was also worked as a project coordinator of Political and Social Research Institute of Europe (PS:EUROPE). In 2017, she coordinated the research project, “From Information to Perception: A Study on the Perception of Asylum-seekers, Migrants and Refugees in Turkey”. Her main research area is comparative politics, her research interests focus on social movements, public opinion and political perception.