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Academic Background

Arife is a PhD candidate in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication. Her research focuses on the ideational dimension of authoritarianism, using Erdoğanism in Turkey as case study. The project examines authoritarian political thinking through Rhetorical Political Analysis (RPA) of examples from Erdogan's speeches. Arife holds a BA in Communication Studies from Ankara University in Turkey, and an MRes in Research Methods in Social Sciences - Politics Pathway from UEA. Her doctoral project is funded by University of East Anglia, Faculty of Arts and Humanities. She is also member of Rhetoric, Discourse & Politics Specialist Group of the UK Political Studies Association.