Görkem is a recipient of a modular doctoral program grant supported by the Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open Society Foundations (OSF).
Besides his doctoral studies in the Political Science department (International Relations Major and Nationalism Studies Minor) at CEU, Since 2012, Görkem is a full-time faculty at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA).
Görkem received his Mgr. in Political Science - European Politics from Masaryk University in the Czechia, his M.A. in European Studies from Istanbul Bilgi University, and his B.A in International Relations from Cyprus International University.
His research interests include (state) identity and foreign policy, biopolitics, imperialism, discourse analysis, post-structuralism, diaspora politics, digital ethnography, migration, and transnationalism.