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Tezcur, Gunes Murat

Jalal Talabany Chair of Kurdish Political Studies, Political Science
University of Central Florida


Dr. Günes Murat Tezcür is the Jalal Talabani Chair of Kurdish Political Studies at the University of Central Florida. He has received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2005. His research on democratization, political violence, Muslim political attitudes, judicial activism, and electoral politics have appeared in a dozen of scholarly journals in the last six years. He is also the author of “Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey: “The Paradox of Moderation “(2010). His current project examines the conditions under which ordinary people take extraordinary risks and join insurgent movements. He studies the evolution of the Kurdish insurgency and nationalist mobilization in Turkey on the basis of several original datasets. He also serves on the editorial board of the IJMES.

DISCIPLINE
Political Science
SUB AREAS
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Kurdish Studies   
Turkish Studies   
Iranian Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Turkey   
Iran   
All Middle East   
Kurdistan   
SPECIALTIES
Pol & Socio of Rel   
Kurdish Natlsm   
Contemp Iranian & Turkish Pol   
LANGUAGES
Azeri (Advanced)   
Persian (Advanced)   
Turkish (Native)   
Kurdish (Advanced)   
EDUCATION
PhD2005Pol SciU of Michigan
BA2000Intl Rltns & Pol SciBogazici U

Gunes Murat Tezcur






Department of Political Science
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL
32816
United States

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