Ecehan Genç Yıldız graduated from Bahcesehir University, Political Science and International Relations Department as the valedictorian in 2004. As a Chevening scholar, she studied her MSc. degree at London School of Economics in Political Sociology. In 2006 Ecehan worked as an intern at Freedom House, in New York. She was a visiting assistant in research at Yale University, MacMillan Center in 2013. She is currently a Ph. D. candidate at Bogazici University, in Political Science and International Relations Department and writing her Ph.D. thesis on the interrelations between politics, religion and gender in Turkey. Ecehan worked as a research and teaching assistant at Bahcesehir University, Political Science and International Relations Department for nine years. Her research interests include comparative politics, political sociology, Turkish politics, democratization, religion and politics, and gender studies.