Pınar Sayan is Assistant Professor at the Department of political science and International Relations at Beykoz University. She is also Turkey Director of Imagine Center for Conflict Transformation, co-editor of Caucasus Edition: Journal of Conflict Transformation and co-founder of Roman Medya. She received Bachelor’s degree from Marmara University; Master’s degrees from Boğaziçi University and London School of Economics; and PhD degree from Marmara University. She is a recipient of the Jean Monnet Scholarship,Humanity in Action Pat Cox Fellowship, Swedish Institute Fellowship, Georg Eckert Institute Fellowship among others and was a visiting researcher at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies and Georg Eckert Institute. She takes part in civil society projects addressing conflict transformation, human rights and minority rights as coordinator, consultant, trainer or facilitator. Her research interests are ethnicity and nationalism in European politics; peace-building and conflict transformation.