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Congratulations to our Jacqui Briggs EPS Prize winner!

It is our pleasure to congratulate Osman Sabri Kiratli of Bogaziçi University, Istanbul on being awarded the 2021 Jacqui Briggs EPS Prize for his article Public sensitivity to cultural identity and regime type of trading partners: a survey experiment from Turkey and Greece, published in Volume 20, 2021.

Awarded annually since 2015, in partnership with Palgrave Macmillan, the prize recognises a substantial contribution to the field of political science, particularly articles that contribute to the understanding of new and innovative trends in political science or to innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the profession.

Osman’s article, along with the two articles awarded honourable mentions, is free to read on SpringerLink until 27 May!

The jury for the 2021 prize consisted of:

  • Giliberto Capano (Chair, non-voting) University of Bologna
  • Tuuli-Marja Kleiner Thünen Institute of Rural Studies
  • Heidrun Maurer Danube University
  • Will Jennings University of Southampton

About our winner

Osman Sabri Kiratli

Osman Sabri Kiratli is an associate professor in the International Trade Department at Bogaziçi University, Istanbul. Originally trained in Political Science, he holds MA and PhD degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, awarded in 2007 and 2012 respectively. His research areas include public opinion on foreign policy, European integration, International Organizations, and International Political Economy.

Kiratli has publications in various political science journals such as The Review of International Organizations, JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Party Politics, European Union Politics, Political Studies, and European Political Science among others. He currently conducts research as a Humboldt Research Fellow in the University of Münster and WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

He tweets @osman_s_kiratli

From our jury

'The committee unanimously recognises the substantial contribution that this article makes to the advancement of new and innovative trends in political science. […] [Its] hypotheses are tested by means of vignette experiments in national surveys fielded in Turkey and Greece. […] The results are significant and show that the sharing of democratic values has an influence on people's orientations towards other groups, an insight that merits greater attention in future research in this area.'

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In his own words

'I am honored to have been selected for Jacqui Briggs EPS Prize and would like to extend my appreciation to the journal for its recognition of my work. EPS continues to inspire political scientists in Europe and the broader ECPR community by being a venue for cross-cutting research. I dedicate this award to my colleagues fighting tirelessly for academic freedom in Bogazici University.'

Honourable mentions

We’re also delighted to announce that the jury has selected two articles for honourable mentions, one on the subject of teaching and the other on the subject of the profession.


'A commendable contribution'

Playing out diplomacy: gamified realization of future skills and discipline-specific theory, by Milla Kruskopf, Elina E. Ketonen, and Mikael Mattlin.


'An empirically rich, reflective insight'

Identity formation of the profession in a latecomer political science community (Open Access), by Gábor Tamás Molnár and Gabriella Ilonszki


Keywords: Identity

13 April 2022
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