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Çaglar Açikyildiz

Çaglar Açikyildiz

Predoctoral Fellow Joan Oró (FI)


Caglar Acikyldiz is a PhD candidate in the program of Political and Social Sciences at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, under the supervision of Dr. Miriam Bradley. He obtained a predoctoral contract (FI) from the Catalan Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR). His PhD Dissertation focuses on the use of biometric technology in humanitarian response. Caglar holds a BA in International Relations from Atılım University (Turkey) and a MA in International Relations from Hacettepe University (Turkey). Professionally, he previously worked as a Research/Teaching Assistant at Kultur University (Turkey) for three years.

Background and education

  • (2015-2018) MA in International Relations, Hacettepe University (Turkey)
  • (2009-2014) BA in International Relations, Atilim University (Turkey)


  • 2021-2023FI.2021 Research Training Grant. Link


Research interests

  • Human rights
  • International Relations
  • International Security
  • Humanitarian Intervention
  • Responsibility to Protect

IBEI Research Clusters

Selected publications

  • Açikyildiz, Çaglar.2024.Unique data, different values: Explaining variation in the use of biometrics by international humanitarian organizations.Global Policy,00:1–14LinkLogo open access
  • Açikyildiz, Çaglar.2023.‘I know you like the back of my hand’: biometric practices of international humanitarian organizations in humanitarian response.Disasters,LinkLogo open access
  • Açikyildiz, Çaglar.2022.Boko Haram in Nigeria: R2P and Non‐State Armed Groups.The Responsibility to Protect Twenty Years On.Cham:Palgrave Macmillan,pp: 81-105.Link

With the support of:

Ajuts Joan Oró per a la contractació de personal investigador predoctoral en formació (FI)