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Balistreri, Alexander E.

Near Eastern Studies
Princeton University


I am nearing completion of my dissertation in the department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. My research examines the nineteenth- and twentieth-century history of the polyethnic Anatolian-Caucasian borderland. More broadly, I am interested in how modern states interact with their populations; my academic production focuses on concepts like sovereignty, legitimacy, violence, political opposition, and nationalism.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
State Formation   
Identity/Representation   
19th-21st Centuries   
Turkish Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Turkey   
Caucasus   
SPECIALTIES
Nationalism   
Political History - Turkish Republic   
Political History - South Caucasus   
LANGUAGES
English (Native)   
German (Native)   
Turkish (Fluent)   
Persian (Intermediate)   
Russian (Intermediate)   
French (Elementary)   
Armenian (Elementary)   
EDUCATION
MA2011Turkish StudiesSabanci University
MA2008Near Eastern StudiesPrinceton University
BA2006Political Science / LCAUniv. Wisconsin - Madison
ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED AT MESA MEETINGS SINCE 2009
Population, Movement, and the State in the Turkish-Soviet Borderlands, 1920-1960 (2017)   
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