Aygun joined the IISTL in August 2022. Prior to joining the IISTL, she worked as a part-time lecturer at Bournemouth University, a teaching assistant at Southampton University, and a lecturer at Baku State University.
She has got awarded Max Planck research grants and Konrad Zweigert scholarships, held various visiting fellowships at different institutions in Europe, and is the Managing Editor of Global Constitutionalism published by the Cambridge University Press. She is a qualified lawyer in the Azerbaijan Republic and prior to her Ph.D. studies she worked as a lawyer at the Ministry of Education of the Azerbaijan Republic, International Project and Legal Officer of the Ministry on the Twinning Project, and Erasmus+ Exchange Programme of the European Commission, as well as practicing law at several law firms in Azerbaijan.
Her primary research focuses on international business, trade and maritime law, commercial conflict of laws, intellectual property law, dispute resolution, including arbitration and litigation, as well as digitalisation, legal innovation and technology.