Hasret Dikici Bilgin is an associate professor of political science at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey. She is currently serving on the executive board of the Turkish Political Science Association as the Secretary-General. Her research and teaching interests center around comparative political institutions with a specific focus on the pro-Islamist parties and elections in the Muslim majority countries. She also studies on the interactions between social class and religiosity as a dimension of electoral behaviour. She has been working at different levels of IPSA since 2013. She was a member of the LOC for the 2016 World Congress which was initially decided to be held in Turkey. After the re-placement of the congress to Poznan, she continued to work as the alternate member of the EC. In 2018, she was appointed as the program co-chair for IPSA's 26th World Congress of Political Science together with Bertrand Badie. She served in all aspects of the congress program. She was a member of the EC in the 2018-2021 period as Turkish Political Science Association's representative. She has co-edited a comparative politics textbook in Turkish, which has been awarded by the Turkish Academy of Sciences in 2014. She has authored and co-authored several articles published in books and peer-reviewed journals.