I am a lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, where I also serve as a Fellow at the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies. I am the author of Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism in Turkey. From 2011-2015 I was a Fellow at SICSA (Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism). Publications include, among others: "Antisemitism in Turkey during Operation Protective Edge," book chapter, (Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming); "Erdoğan’s Turkey and Obama’s America," American Policy and Standing in the 21st Century: Realities and Perceptions (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 213-230; "The Efraim Elrom Affair and Israel-Turkey Relations," Middle Eastern Studies 49, 5 (2013), pp. 750-769; "Cartoons in Turkey – From Abdülhamid to Erdoğan," Middle Eastern Studies, 49:2, 2012, pp. 221-236; "Estos Makames Alegres: Cultural Impacts on the Jewish Community of Izmir on the Eve of the 'Young Turk Revolution': Theater and Music", in Michael Laskier and Jacob Lev (eds.), Converging Judaism and Islam: The Religious, Scientific and Cultural Dimensions (Florida: University Press of Florida, 2011), pp. 284-299.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Turkish Studies, Ottoman History, Turkish Jewry, Islam, Islamic movements in Turkey, Sufism, Turkish politics.
reading, cinema, poetry, literature, music.