Alumni Fellow

Dr Burcu Bayram

Alumni Fellows

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg

Tel:  +49 (0)203 29861-141
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E-mail: bayram@spam


Dr. Burcu Bayram joined the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research as a Fellow. She conducted her research in Research Unit 3 “Global Governance Revisited” from May to August 2016.

Research Project at the Centre

Decision Maker Perceptions of Negotiation Legitimacy in Multilateral Trade Diplomacy

What determines decision maker perceptions of negotiation legitimacy in multilateral trade diplomacy? Why do individual negotiators hold different beliefs about the legitimacy of trade talks? Drawing insights from political psychology and behavioral economics, this study analyzes how decision makers evaluate the legitimacy of multilateral trade talks at the World Trade Organization.

Research Interests

  • International Organization and Law
  • Political Psychology
  • Public Opinion
  • International Relations Theory
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Survey and Experimental Methods

Current Projects

  • Politics of WTO Negotiations
  • Political Psychology of IO Legitimation
  • Compromise in Dyadic Conflict Negotiations
  • Elite and Mass Preferences over Global Justice


Since 09/2012 University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, USA
Department of Political Science
Assistant Professor of Political Science
09/2011-09/2012 McEwan University, Alberta, Canada
Department of Political Science
Assistant Professor of Political Science
09/2004-08/2011 The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
Department of Political Science
Ph.D. Student
09/2002-09/2004 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
Department of International Studies
MA Student

Selected Publications

Bayram, A. Burcu (Conditional Accept at International Organization): Due Deference: Cosmopolitan Social Identity and the Psychology of Legal Obligation. 

Bayram, A. Burcu (forthcoming 2017): The Choice for Integration: Multilateralism and German MPs Preferences over European Integration, in: German Politics and Society.

Bayram, A. Burcu (2016): Good Europeans? How European Identity and Costs Interact to Explain Compliance with European Union Law, in: Journal of European Public Policy, Online First.

Bayram, A. Burcu (2016): Aiding Strangers: Generalized Trust and the Moral Basis of Public Support for Foreign Development, in: Foreign Policy Analysis, Online first.

Bayram, A. Burcu (2016): Values and Prosocial Behavior in the Global Context: Why Values Predict Public Support for Aid to Developing Countries, in: Journal of Human Values 22 (2): 93–106.

Bayram, A. Burcu (2016): On Legal Obligation in International Politics, in: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Civic and Political Studies, Online first.

Bayram, A. Burcu (2015): It's the Economy, not European Identity: Analyzing Public Support for EU Membership in Central and Eastern European Countries, in: Turkish Journal of International Relations 14 (2): 16–28.

Bayram, A. Burcu (2015): Perceiving Risk Perception: An Analysis of Risk Perception Research and Discussion of Its Policy, in: IU Journal of Social Sciences 8: 21–41.

Bayram, A. Burcu (2015): What Drives Modern Diogenes? Individual Values and Cosmopolitan Allegiance, in: European Journal of International Relations 21 (2): 451–79.

Bayram, A. Burcu, and Graham, Erin (Revise and Resubmit at Review of International Organization): Financing Global Governance: Explaining Donor Funding Patterns at International Organizations.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Graduate: Politics of International Law, Theories of International Relations, Political Psychology and International Relations
  • Undergraduate: International Relations, Foreign Policy and Psychology of International Relations, Politics of International Law, Introduction to Global Politics, International Cooperation, American Government

Seminars and Conferences

  • 'Empathy and Global Redistribution', William and Mary, 2016
  • 'Identity in International Politics Workshop', International Studies Association, 2016
  • 'Financing Global Governance: Explaining Donor Funding Patterns at International Organizations', (with E. Graham), presented at the Annual Convention of American Political Science Association, 3–6 September 2015
  • 'Psychology and Compliance with Internatioanl Law', University of Texas at Arlington, USA, Department of Psychology, 2015
  • 'Journeys in World Politics', University of Iowa, USA, Department of Political Science, 2015
  • 'Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Limits of Global Justice', presented at the Annual Convention of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, USA, 3–6 April 2014
  • 'Sacrifice for Strangers: Generalized Trust and Global Distributive Justice', presented at the Annual Convention of International Studies Association, Toronto, USA, 26–29 March 2014
  • Talks and presentations at the Scripps College, European Union Center of California, USA, 2014
  • Talks and presentations at the University of California San Diego, USA, Department of Political Science, 2014 and 2013
  • 'What Drives Modern Diogenes? A Value Explanation of Cosmopolitan Identity', presented at the Annual Convention of International Studies Association, San Francisco, USA, 3–6 April 2013


  • American Political Science Association
  • International Studies Association
  • International Society of Political Psychology
  • Midwest Political Science Association
  • Women’s Caucus in Political Science
  • Women in Conflict Studies
  • Women’s Caucus in International Studies


  • Honoree, Teaching and Mentoring, Freshmen Leaders on Campus, University of Texas at Arlington, USA, 2013
  • Research and Scholarly Achievement Grant, MacEwan University, USA, 2011
  • Mershon Center for International Security Research Grant, Ohio State University, USA, 2009
  • Office of International Affairs Dissertation Research Grant, Ohio State University, USA, 2009
  • Morris Abrams Award in International Relations, Columbia University & Jewish Family Foundation, USA, 2009

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