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Merih Angın

Asst. Prof.
International Relations
Vice Director of Center of Computational Social Sciences


Merih Angın is an Assistant Professor at Koç University's College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, where she lectures at the International Relations Department, and Computational Social Sciences graduate program. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government, and a visiting scholar at the Mortara Center for International Studies of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She holds a Ph.D. degree in International Relations/Political Science from the Geneva Graduate Institute (IHEID), an M.Sc. degree in International Relations from Middle East Technical University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Bilkent University. Her lie in the areas of international political economy, international development, international financial institutions, investment arbitration, computational social sciences including agent-based modeling, machine learning, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence (AI) governance.

Dr. Angın’s research on AI usage in social sciences has been awarded the EU's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship, as well as the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey’s International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers. In October 2019, she founded the MA-Computational Social Sciences Lab (, which is an interdisciplinary research laboratory bringing together researchers from multiple disciplines including economics, computer science, political science & international relations.

Dr. Angın’s work has been published in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals such as Economics & Politics, International Interactions, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, IEEE Access, among others.

Recent and Select Publications

Angin, M., Shehaj, A., & Shin, A. J. (2023). IMF: International Migration Fund. International Interactions, 49(1), 86-113.

Angin, M., Taşdemir, B., Yılmaz, C. A., Demiralp, G., Atay, M., Angin, P., & Dikmener, G. (2022). A RoBERTa Approach for Automated Processing of Sustainability Reports. Sustainability, 14(23), 16139.

Deniz, A., Angin, M., & Angin, P. (2021). Evolutionary Multiobjective Feature Selection for Sentiment Analysis. IEEE Access, 9, 142982-142996.

Angin, M., Shehaj, A., & Shin, A. J. (2021). Inside Job: Migration and Distributive Politics in the European Union. Economics & Politics, 33(2), 264-288.

Angin, M., & Bedirhanoglu, P. (2012). Privatization Processes as Ideological Moments: The Block Sales of Large-scale State Enterprises in Turkey in the 2000s. New Perspectives on Turkey, 47, 139-167. doi:10.1017/S0896634600001734

Research areas

Turkish Politics , Political Thought , Intellectual History , Political History



PhD, University of Minnesota


Bachelor’s, Boğaziçi University



Koç University Outstanding Teaching Award


Koç University Outstanding Teaching Award


European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions IF-RI


TÜBİTAK 2232 International Fellowship for Outstanding Researchers


Swiss National Science Foundation Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship


Swiss National Science Foundation Doc.Mobility Fellowship