Resul's academic interests lie in two broad areas. One relates to the behaviour of various actors in parliamentary representation, such as citizens at elections and their representatives in parliaments. It is an overarching theme across many of his publications that political institutions encourage certain types of electoral and legislative behaviour while discouraging others. The second area relates to the interaction between public opinion and politics. Specifically, he is interested in how public opinion and politics shape each other.
Resul holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Vienna (2017). His PhD was funded with a scholarship at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, where he also participated in an additional training programme for a small cohort of selected PhD students for three years.
This builds on his previous degrees in European Studies (University of Tampere and University of Kent), Political Science, and Public Administration (Middle East Technical University).
Prior to joining ARENA, he was a member of three research projects, the last of which was at the University of Lucerne as a post-doctoral researcher.