Born in 1986 in Nicosia, Cyprus, Direnç received his BA in European Studies with Politics from the University of Essex with an exchange year at the University of Trier. He received his MA in European Politics and Policies from the University of Leuven and his PhD in Comparative and European Politics from the University of Siena in 2014. Direnç’s research interests are interest groups, lobbying and public integrity. His recent publications appeared in leading political science and public administration journals such as Comparative European Politics, Journal of Public Affairs and Interest Groups and Advocacy. He is currently teaching courses in European Union politics, public policy and research methods.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Direnç KANOL
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