Emre received his BA, majoring in philosophy and minoring in history, as well as a MA in law/ JD equivalent from the University of Freiburg in Germany. During his undergraduate and graduate studies he focused on legal history, the Ottoman Empire along with intellectual global history and wrote his BA thesis on narratives of international law with special attention to so-called "humanitarian interventions" and the International Criminal Court. His interests are influenced by the critical legal studies movement and post-colonial discourses on international law and internationalism. After he obtained his degrees, Emre worked as a teaching assistant in the field of international criminal law and continues to work as a jurist. He hopes that the Global History program will be a safe haven for his multidisciplinary background and enable him to to deepen his knowledge of the above-mentioned fields and approaches.