İlkyaz İnçoğlu Damiani is a PhD student at the Institute of Management and Organization (IMO) at the Faculty of Economics at Università della Svizzera italiana. She works under the supervision of Prof. Filippo Carlo Wezel and Prof Stefan Arora-Jonsson. Her research is on organisation theory in the context of political parties. İlkyaz has a background in industrial engineering and supply chain management. She holds a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Sabancı University (Turkey), a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management from WU Vienna, (Austria) and an MPhil from Bocconi University (Italy).