Şenol is an Assistant Professor in Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul University. He studied in Turkey and holds PhD in political science from Istanbul University, master degree in international relations from Middle East Technical University, and bachelor degree in political science and international relations from Boğaziçi University. In his dissertation, he investigated the rise of radical left parties (Syriza, Front / Parti de Gauche, and Die Linke) in the age of austerity. Previously, he has worked as a doctoral researcher in Tübingen University (Germany) and he has been in Aarhus University (Denmark) as an Erasmus student.
His research (with Düzgün Arslantaş) has been published in Swiss Political Science Review, New Perspectives on Turkey, Amme İdaresi, and Asian Journal of Comparative Politics. He has also co-authored a book about social democracy in Turkey. Since 2019, he has taught courses at Istanbul University on various topics including European politics, populist parties, theory of democracy, political ideologies, and Turkish politics.
Şenol’s research focuses on left parties, populism, EU politics, Turkish politics, social movements, and political ideologies.