Dr. Duygu Damar-Blanken works as a research associate at iff since 2020. Her fields of expertise are Private International Law, Comparative Law, Antidiscrimination Law, Contract Law and Commercial Law.
She has led and been involved in a number of research projects related to financial inclusion and is involved in seminars and workshops on topics related to financial consumer protection. Moreover, she is a member of the consumer research network of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and of the Alumni Association of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law as well as an expert member in the Financial Inclusion Europe network.
Duygu Damar-Blanken completed her LL.B. and LL.M. studies in Istanbul/Turkey. She was awarded with Dr. iur. title in 2011 after completion of her Ph.D. study at the University of Hamburg.
From 2011 to 2018, she was senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and also held lectures at the University of Hamburg.