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 in 2017) and  Asia in International Relations: Unthinking Imperial Power Relations (forthcoming in 2017).

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 was 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 during 2015-16. 

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 am the co-editor (with Monica Herz) of the new Palgrave book series, Critical Security Studies in the Global South

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 ‘GEBİP Young Scientist Award’ by Turkish Academy of Sciences (2008) and ‘TUBİTAK Young Scientist Incentive Award’ by the The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (2009).

I am a professor of International Relations at Bilkent University. I have been an Associate Member of the Turkish Academy  of Sciences since 2012.

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

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