Evren Celik Wiltse received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Bogazici University, and PhD from University of Massachusetts-Amherst. All her degrees are in political science. She is currently associate professor at South Dakota State University. Her research is on democratization and development with a regional focus on Latin America and the Middle East. Her book Democratic Reform and Consolidation: the cases of Mexico and Turkey was published by the ECPR Press in the UK. She is currently working on a project on NAFTA After 25 Years.