Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
I was a BBC journalist before returning to academia to do a PhD on the Turkey-EU accession process.
I can comment on Turkish politics and the Turkey-EU relationship as well as wider issues to do with the role of the news media in liberal democracies - and the security implications of Brexit.
My teaching to date has focussed on Politics and International Relations theories, metatheories and methodologies - and how they interact. I am also interested in the pedagogy of research methods.
I have also taught international history of the 19th and 20th centuries and area studies approaches to the Turkic region including the Middle East, Balkans, Caucasus and Central Asia.
I welcome applications for PhD study on aspects of Turkish politics and foreign policy plus issues of news media freedom in Turkey and elsewhere.
You can access my latest research on the relationship between the AKP and the Gulen movement in Turkey here.… read more
You can access my latest research on the relationship between the AKP and the Gulen movement in Turkey here. https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/VKWDD3JADRWMPBB7P2FG/full?target=10.1080/09557571.2020.1798874
My book on the securitisation of journalism in Turkey is available here
My past research centred on the security implications of the Turkey-EU accession process.
My future research will focus on the place of journalism in liberal and illiberal democracies. Currently I am working on the discursive reaction to journalism in the UK about Brexit and Covid-19.
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