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Hintz, Lisel

Assistant Professor, European and Eurasian Studies
Johns Hopkins University


I am an IR/comparativist scholar fascinated by the intersection of identity politics and foreign policy - specifically, how domestic identity struggles spill over to shape, and be shaped by, interactions in the international arena. My regional focus is on Turkey and its neighborhood relations, particularly in Europe and the Middle East. Turkey is a culturally vibrant and intellectually puzzling state, from aspects of civil-military relations, (de-)democratization, and ethnic/sectarian politics to regional (in)security, terrorism, and global refugee crises. While a traditional Western ally, Turkey is an increasingly erratic actor at home and abroad, most visibly in Syria. Understanding its domestic and foreign policies is vital, and demands innovative forms of analysis that can be communicated to academic audiences, policy communities, and university classrooms. This is what I aim to do, through fieldwork, publication, teaching, and outreach from the community to the global level. Following a postdoctoral feelowship at Cornell in AY 2015-16 and a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University in AY 2016-17, I am thrilled to bring my experience in teaching courses on political violence and terrorism, psychological approaches to foreign policy decision-making, social movements, and the politics of the MENA region to Johns Hopkins SAIS.

DISCIPLINE
International Relations/Affairs
SUB AREAS
Comparative   
Nationalism   
Pop Culture   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Foreign Relations   
Identity/Representation   
Turkish Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Europe   
All Middle East   
Syria   
Turkey   
SPECIALTIES
Turkey, identity politics, foreign policy   
LANGUAGES
French (Advanced)   
Turkish (Fluent)   
German (Intermediate)   
Spanish (Advanced)   
EDUCATION
PhD2015Political ScienceGeorge Washington University
MA2003Political ScienceUniversity of Kent
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Lisel Hintz





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United States

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