my bio

I hold a Ph.D. in International Politics  from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2000), an M.Sc. in Strategic Studies from UWA, an M.A. in International Relations from Bilkent University and a B.Sc. in International Relations from Middle East Technical University.

I am the author of Regional Security in the Middle East: A Critical Perspective (2005),  The International in Security, Security in the International (2016) and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology (forthcoming). 

I was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at WWIC, Washington DC in 2006-07 and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London in 2013-14. I have been an Associate Member of the Turkish Academy  of Sciences since 2012.

I served as Associate Editor of Security Dialogue during 2008-2013. I am an Associate Editor of International Political Sociology, editorial board member of the journals ID: International Dialogue, Global Discourse, Security Dialogue, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis and Geopolitics, and international editorial advisory board member of the journals Millennium: Journal of International RelationsMediterranean Politics, Perceptions, and Uluslararası İlişkiler.  

I received  ‘the best article published in Politics in 2004′  award by the Political Studies Association in 2005. I am also a recipient of  the ‘GEBÎP Young Scientist Award’ by Turkish Academy of Sciences (2008) and ‘TUBÎTAK Young Scientist Incentive Award’ by the The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (2009).

I am a faculty member at Bilkent University, Department of International Relations. Currently,  I am a visiting professor at the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies of the University of Southern Denmark and a visiting scholar at the Center for the Resolution of International Conflicts  (CRIC) at the University of Copenhagen.

My CV and some of my publications are available for download on my page.

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