Emre Demir received his high school education at American Collegiate Institute. He graduated from Ankara University with a BS degree in Economics in 2007 and with a MA degree in International Relations in 2010. He received his second MA degree in International Politics and East Asia from the University of Warwick in 2014. In 2019, he obtained his Ph.D. degree in International Relations at the Middle East Technical University.
Between December 2009 and February 2012 he worked at Economic Policy Research Foundations of Turkey (TEPAV), Governance Studies Department as a researcher. In February 2012, he joined TED University, Department of Political Science and International Relations as a research assistant. As part of his Ph.D. studies, in the period from September 1, 2017 to July 15, 2018, Emre Demir worked as a visiting researcher at Peking University, PRC, World History Department. Since December 2019, he is an assistant professor at TED University, Department of Political Science and International Relations.
Emre Demir is the author of Contemporary China in Anglo-American and Chinese Perspectives: Making Sense of a China (Routledge, 2022). His research interests are theories of hegemony, the political economy of knowledge production, intellectual history, Chinese intellectuals and intellectual knowledge production, Eurocentrism, East Asian politics, Chinese politics and Chinese foreign policy.