BiographyDate of Birth: 10.3.1977
Place of Birth: Turku, Finland
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Senior Research Fellow, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs.
Post-doc research fellow at the University of Tallinn, Estonian Institute of Humanities (1.8.2013–31.3.2014).
Post-doc research fellow at the Black Sea and Central Asia Research Center (KORA), Middle East Technical University, Ankara (1.8.2012–31.7.2013).
Doctor of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, 17.1.2012
Major: Political History
Licentiate of Philosophy, University of Turku, 12.8.2008
Major: General History
Master of Arts, University of Turku, 09.6.2005
Major: General History
Doctoral Student at the Meudos Doctoral School/Network for European Studies, University of Helsinki
Kone Foundation, post-doc grant, 1.8.2012.–31.7.2013.
Kone Foundation, post-doc grant, 1.8.2013.–31.7.2014.
Turkish: Fluent text comprehension skills
Academic Teaching and Lectures
The 90 Years of the Republic of Turkey, Lecture series, Tallinn University, spring semester 2014.
Intensive course "The 90 Years of the Republic of Turkey", co-organizer and lecturer, The Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME), Istanbul, 2.11.–10.11.2013
Master's Degree Programme in European Studies (MES)/ European Studies workshop – essay workshop tutoring, University of Helsinki, autumn semester 2011
Master's Degree Programme in European Studies (MES)/ European Studies workshop – essay workshop tutoring, University of Helsinki, autumn semester 2010
Lecture in series University of Helsinki Studies Europe: “The Europeanization of Turkey as a Political Project” (Together with Pia Alilonttinen), University of Helsinki, 21.10.2010
Lectures on the “Core Issues in the History of Modern Turkey”, University of Turku, autumn semester 2008
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
2015 (forthcoming in June) National and State Identity in Turkey: The Transformation of the Republic's Status in the International System (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield). https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781442250741
2014 Contemporary Kemalism: from universal secular-humanism to extreme Turkish nationalism (London: Routledge). http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415728171/
2011 Kemalism, enlightenment, and legitimacy: the reproduction of secularist national identity in Turkey, 1930–1980 (Saarbrücken: Lampert Academic Publishing). https://www.lap-publishing.com/catalog/details/store/it/book/978-3-8465-9305-9/kemalism,-enlightenment,-and-legitimacy?search=Kemalism
Peer review articles
2014 Political Parties and the Production of an Islam-Secularist Cleavage in Turkey, Approaching Religion 4 (2): 113–124. http://ojs.abo.fi/index.php/ar/article/view/850
2013 The Presuppositions of Contemporary Kemalism, Turkish Journal of Politics 4 (1): 51–65. http://tjp.fatih.edu.tr/docs/articles/148.pdf
2011 Kemalism, Nationalism, Liberalism – Re-Considering the Problematic Trinity, Journal of East European and Asian Studies 2 (1): 29–47.
2008 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's Six-Day Speech of 1927: Defining the Official Historical View of the Foundation of the Turkish Republic, Turkish Studies 9 (1) 2008: 115–129.
2007 Mustafa Kemal Atatürkin vuoden 1927 kuuden päivän puhe Turkin tasavallan virallisen historiankäsityksen määrittäjänä, Historiallinen aikakauskirja 3: 317–329.
2015 The AKP and Turkey's Long Tradition of Islamo-Fascism, Turkey Analyst (8) 3. http://www.turkeyanalyst.org/publications/turkey-analyst-articles/item/374-the-akp-and-turkey’s-long-tradition-of-islamo-fascism.html
2015 Turkey under the AKP: A critical evaluation from the perspective of Turkey's EU negotiations, FIIA Working Paper 84. http://www.fiia.fi/en/publication/480/turkey_under_the_akp/
2014 "New Turkey,” has to face the regional realities: Turkey's Islamic identity has resulted in a bold foreign policy, FIIA Comment. http://www.fiia.fi/fi/publication/440/new_turkey_has_to_face_the_regional_realities/
2014 The AKP's Shallow "Liberalism” Exposed, Turkey Analyst 7 (11). http://www.turkeyanalyst.org/publications/turkey-analyst-articles/item/239-the-akps-shallow-liberalism-exposed.html
2014 The End of the EU Project in Turkey? Determinants of Turkey's EU-Bid under the AKP Regime, FIIA Briefing Paper 156. http://www.fiia.fi/fi/publication/422/the_end_of_the_eu_project_in_turkey/
2012 Contemporary Kemalist Intellectuals: Europeanizers Against Europe?, Turkey Analyst 5 (22). http://www.crethiplethi.com/contemporary-kemalist-intellectuals-europeanizers-against-europe/islamic-countries/turkey/2012/
The Enlightenment Idea of History as a Legitimation Tool of Kemalism in Turkey, Doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki, 2011.
The Great Speech of the Father: Kemal Atatürk's Six-Day Speech Defining the Turkish Revolution, Phil. Lic., Dissertation, University of Turku, 2008.
Constructing Turkishness: Kemal Atatürk and Ziya Gökalp Defining the Turkish National Identity, 1908–1938, MA dissertation, University of Turku, 2005.
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