Bahar Leventoglu

Associate Professor of Political Science

285 Gross Hall
Campus Box: 
(919) 660-4314

Bahar Leventoglu is a formal theorist with substantive interests in international relations and political economy. Currently, she has four different ongoing lines of research. One line of research focuses on how leaders use public statements to affect their bargaining position in international negotiations. A second line of research deals with rational explanations of war. A third line of research concerns habit formation in bargaining situations as well as use of strategic tools, e.g. sanctions, in bargaining. A fourth line of research concerns regime transitions: One project focuses on the effect of social mobility on regime transitions, where as another one examines how coalition formation among groups that are ethnically as well as economically divided have an impact on democratization.


  • Ph.D. 2001, University of Rochester
  • M.A. 1999, University of Rochester
  • B.S. 1994, Bilkent University (Turkey)
  • Graduate Coursework, Economics, 1994-1996 , Bilkent University, Turkey
  • 1996 Fellowship and Tuition Scholarship, University of Rochester
  • 1990 Fellowship and Tuition Scholarship, Bilkent University