Dr Suna G. Aydemir Decker studied political science and public administration at Ankara University where she completed her master's degree with a dissertation on the subject of radical democracy and citizenship. She gained her doctorate from the sociology faculty at the University of Bielefeld, writing on the 'Historical development and transformation of religious policy in the Turkish Republic'.
Suna Aydemir Decker was project coordinator in the Turkish offices of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung from 2010 to 2013. One of her functions was overseeing intercultural and inter-religious dialogue. She has worked as an academic advisor at the Social Sciences University of Ankara (ASBÜ) since 2014, where she is a researcher on the EduMAP Project (EU Horizon 2020). She started a six-month research stay at the Georg Eckert Institute in November 2016, with the aim of examining in detail methodological approaches used in textbook research.
- "Rückzug und Rückkehr des Religiösen in der Türkei (1839-2002): Eine politische Diskursanalyse". Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2017. (forthcoming)
- "Türkische Frauen in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft". In: KAS Auslandsinformationen, 3 (2013), S. 52-80.
- In collaboration with Akgül, Çiğdem: "Women’s Empowerment in Economic, Social and Political Transformation of the Middle East". Ankara: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2012.
- In collaboration with Dürkop, Colin (eds.): "Empowerment in the Arab Spring: Selected Articles". Ankara: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 2012.