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Research interests

My major fields of scholarship and teaching are comparative politics and Middle East politics. International Relations is my secondary field of interest. My core research and teaching interests are Comparative Politics, Social Movements, Political Islam, Politics in the Middle East, Democratization, Nationalism, Church-State and Civil-Military Relations, Arab-Israeli Conflict, U.S.-Israeli Relations, Turkish Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy, and U.S.-Turkish Strategic Relations.

Education/Academic qualification

Associate Professor of Political Science, awarded by the UAK (the Inter-university Board), March, 20, 2014

Award Date: Mar 20 2014

External positions

Independent Scholar


Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting Assistant Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Brandeis University, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department

Sep 1 2007May 31 2008

Research Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow Brandeis University, Crown Center for Middle East Studies

Sep 1 2005May 31 2008

Teaching Fellow, Brandeis University, Politics Department

Aug 24 2000Sep 1 2005

Research Assistant, Bilkent University, International Relations Department

Sep 1 1997Jun 1 2000

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