Oguzhan Goksel is currently a lecturer at Istanbul 29 Mayis University, Department of Political Science and International Relations. He also works as book reviews editor for the inter-disciplinary academic journal "New Middle Eastern Studies".
His Ph.D. research at Durham University focused on modernisation in non-Western societies, specifically examining the case of Turkey in light of competing theories of modernity. The thesis is titled "Assessing the Turkish Model: The Modernisation Trajectory of Turkey through the Lens of the Multiple Modernities Paradigm" (Supervisors: Professor Emma C. Murphy & Dr. Colin Turner).
Goksel's main areas of research are modernisation and theories of modernity, comparative politics, political economy of development and foreign policy analysis.
His works have been published in various edited volumes and international peer-reviewed journals such as British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Turkish Studies and Insight Turkey.