Ph.D. in History, University of Texas
M.A. in History, University of Texas
B.A. in History, with Honors, University of Missouri, Kansas City
Associate Professor of History; Associate Dean for Faculty & Curriculum, NSSRProfile:
Modern Middle East history; modern Turkish history; Modernization and Democracy in the Middle East; American-Middle East relations; Orientalism.Recent Publications:
The Politics of Turkish Democracy: İsmet İnönü and the Formation of the Multi-Party System, 1938-1950 (Albany: SUNY Press, 2005), 280pp. Office Location:
Editor-in-Chief, Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Volume 36 to Volume 41 (2002-2007).
6 East 16th Street, Room 1026 Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-5700, ext. 3228Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgResearch Interests:
Turkish Political Discourse and International Relations in the Cold War; Cultural Stereotypes and American Policy in the Middle East. Recent Presentations/Exhibits:
“The Life and Times of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk,” Shawangunk Correctional Facility, Gardiner,
NY, May, 2006.
“In or Out of Europe?: Turkey and its Relations with the EU and the US,” Williams College,
“The Iraq War and the Future of the Middle East,” Center for Lifetime Study, Poughkeepsie, NY, November, 2004.
“The Middle East and the Nuclear Threat,” Lifetime Learning Institute, Bard College, April, 2004.
“Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East,” Center for Lifetime Learning, Poughkeepsie, May, 2003.