I joined Aston University in the summer of 2017. Prior to my appointment, I was an Associate Professor at Istanbul Bilgi University in Turkey and a Senior Member of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford.
I received my PhD in politics from the University of Virginia in 2008. I have worked on regime change and consolidation, democratization, civil-military relations and coup d’états. I have published numerous articles on these subjects, covering Turkish, Greek and other Southern European countries from a comparative perspective in edited volumes and peer reviewed journals.
My book, Between Military Rule and Democracy: Regime Consolidation in Greece, Turkey, and Beyond (University of Michigan Press, 2017), examines four episodes of authoritarianism, six periods of democracy and ten short-lived coups in Greece and Turkey. My findings are based on more than 150 interviews I conducted with the elites of both countries. In the book, I also apply my arguments to four more recent military interventions in Thailand and Egypt.
I am currently doing research on populism and party politics from a comparative perspective. I am also interested in the relations between Turkey and Britain since the 1920s.
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