Institute of Political Science

Koray Saglam, M.A.


Melanchthonstr. 36

72074 Tübingen, Germany

Room 121

Phone: +49 7071/ 29-78367

mailto: koray.saglam(at)

Research Associate


If needed, office hours can be requested one week in advance per mail.


Academic Background

Koray Saglam is funded by the Ph.D. scholarship programme "Trajectories of Change" by the foundation ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius and conducts his research as part of the research group Middle East and Comparative Political Science.

From January until October 2018, Mr. Saglam administrated and coordinated the joint masters programme Comparative Middle East Politics and Society between Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and the American University in Cairo and taught two MA-level seminars. 

Mr. Saglam completed his Bachelor of Science in International Economics and Middle Eastern Studies and graduated in economic history with his thesis titled “The Economics of the Mafia: can we identify regional characteristics?” covering the correlation and causation of human capital and organised crime.

In 2015, Mr. Saglam was distinguished with the “Award for Outstanding Position Paper” as part of the National Model United Nations delegation of the University of Tübingen to the annual international NMUN conference in New York.

Following that, he completed his graduate studies in Comparative Middle East Politics & Society and wrote his thesis about the political economy of Turkey within the scope of neopatrimonialism.

Over the course of his studies, Mr. Saglam also studied at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, at the CSU Chico, USA, as well as at the AUC in Egypt.

Research Interests

Political Economy


Digitalization and Power


P123 / P124 Techniques of Scientific Work in Political Science (Winter Term 2019/20)

Political Economy of the Middle East (Summer Term 2018)

Comparative Politics of the Middle East (Summer Term 2018)