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Akkoyunlu, Karabekir

Assistant Professor, Centre for Southeast European Studies


Karabekir Akkoyunlu is an assistant professor at the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz. He completed his PhD at the London School of Economics, where his research focused on the transformation of hybrid regimes in Turkey and Iran. He studied Persian at Isfahan University and taught courses on Middle East politics and theories of democratisation at the LSE. In 2011 – 2012, he co-directed a research project at Southeast European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX) on Turkey’s Western relations in the context of the Arab Uprisings. He blogs on Turkish politics and foreign affairs on The Huffington Post and has contributed to forums such as Open Democracy, Al Monitor, Birikim, Hurriyet Daily News, The Hindu and CNN International. Akkoyunlu holds a B.A. in History from Brown University and an M.Phil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. His M.Phil dissertation on military reform and democratisation in Turkey and Indonesia was published as an Adelphi Paper by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in 2007.

DISCIPLINE
Political Science
SUB AREAS
Turkish Studies   
Iranian Studies   
Comparative   
Democratization   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Turkey   
Iran   
Ottoman Empire   
SPECIALTIES
History, Politics and Society of Turkey   
Politics and Society of Modern Iran   
Tutelary Democracies   
LANGUAGES
Turkish (Native)   
English (Fluent)   
Persian (Intermediate)   
French (Intermediate)   
Indonesian (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
PhD2014GovernmentLondon School of Economics
MA Cantab.2007International RelationsUniversity of Cambridge
BA2005HistoryBrown University
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Karabekir Akkoyunlu