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Research seminars

Research seminars are aimed at scholars working in related academic fields. Members of the public may be able to participate if space allows. Please contact Professor Hans-Ingvar Roth, for inquiries about Research Seminars.

Past research seminars

Seminar, Bengi Ruken Cengiz, Photo: SUITS staff

Research Seminars, Spring 2020

  • Bengi Ruken Cengiz (Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, SUITS), "When everybody else is silent: Women’s movement as an oppositional actor in Turkey and its strategies for resistance"
  • Alp Eren Topal (University of Oslo), "Revivalism, Messianism and Charismatic Political Leadership: Some Reflections on the Turkish Case"
  • Ayşecan Terzioğlu (Sabancı University), "Pandemic as the New Normal: The actors and narratives in the Turkish COVID-19 crisis"
  • Lisel Hintz (John Hopkins University), "Turkey's Identity Struggles: Inside-Out, Online, and Onscreen"

Research Seminars, Fall 2019

  • Erol Saglam (Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, SUITS), “When Your Home is Haunted: Collective Memories, Places, and Treasure Hunts in Contemporary Turkey"
  • Roundtable Discussion: Contemporary Issues in Turkish Politics
  • Bengi Ruken Cengiz (Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, SUITS), "Who wants rights? Findings of an Istanbul Field Survey on Perceptions on Citizen Rights and Political Party Preferences"
  • Varuzhan Geghamyan (Yerevan State University), "Personality cults in Turkish politics: from Atatürk to Erdoğan"
  • Pınar Sayan (Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, SUITS), "How does the Peacebuilding Community Perceive Peace in Turkey?”
  • Jonas Tallberg (Political Science, Stockholm University), Research Seminar

Research Seminars, Spring 2019

  • Lucia Ardovini (Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)), “Surviving Repression: Stagnation Vs Adaptation in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood after the 2013 coup”
  • Diğdem Soyaltin (Altinbas University), "Council of Europe, Turkey and Social Sanctions"
  • Ece Cihan Ertem (Lund University), "Politics of Religion, Secularism, and Education: Islamic Kindergartens in Turkey"
  • Seren Selvin Korkmaz (SUITS) and Edgar Şar (Bogazici University), “From June 24 to March 31: Political Polarization in Turkey between Two Elections"

Research Seminars, Fall 2018

  • Yeşim Arat (Bogazici University), "Beyond the Democratic Paradox: The
    Decline of Democracy in Turkey"
  • Lorenzo D'Orsi (Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, SUITS), "When silence talks. The moral landscape of leftist painful memories in Turkey"
  • Halil Karaveli (Turkey Center of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center), "Why Turkey is Authoritarian From Atatürk to Erdogan"
  • Imren Borsuk Eroğlu (Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, SUITS), "Displacement and Asset Transformation from Squatter Settlement into Mass Housing: The Case of Relocated Kadifekale Squatters"
  • Bilge Yabancı (Visiting Postdoctoral Researchers, SUITS), "Building Authoritarianism From Below? Turkey’s Tamed Civil Society Under The AKP Rule."

Research Seminars, Spring 2018

  • Imren Borsuk Eroglu (Visiting Postdoctoral Researcher, SUITS), "Communal violence against Kurds in Turkey"
  • Paul Levin (Director, SUITS) & Åsa Eldén (Visiting Senior Researcher, SUITS), Ongoing Research
  • Marc Baer (London School of Economics), "Mistaken for Jews: Turkish PhD students in Nazi Germany"
  • Cengiz Candar

  • Ahmet Erdi Öztürk (University of Strasbourg), "The incorporation of unofficial Islam into official Islam in the 'new Turkey' and its multi-layered consequences"

  • Kenneth Long (University of Saint Joseph), Higher Seminar: "Transitional Justice in Turkey: Retribution or Restoration?"

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