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M. Hakan Yavuz

Associate Professor

Department of Political Science

The Middle East Center

260 S. Central Campus Drive Rm 252

Salt Lake City, UT 84112 

Office (801) 585-7986

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D.1998.


The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1987-89.

Master of Arts in Political Science


The Leonard Davis Institute

The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, ISRAEL, 1989.


The University of Ankara, TURKEY

Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, Faculty of

Political Science (Mülkiye Mektebi), Ankara, 1983-1987.







Islamic Political Identity in Turkey (Oxford University Press, 2003). (3rd print) with John Esposito eds., Turkish Islam and the Secular State: The Gülen Movement (Syracuse University Press, 2003).


Edited Journals:


With Roberta Micallef Turkish Diaspora, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 2004.

Kurdish Question in Turkey, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 1998.

Islam in Turkey: The Case of Said Nursi, The Muslim World, 1999.



Journal Articles:



  1. M.H. Yavuz, “Is there a Turkish Islam? The Emergence of Convergence and Consensus,” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 24, No. 2 (2004), 1-22.


  1. M. Hakan Yavuz, “Die Renaissance des religiosenBewusstseins in der Türkei: Nur-Studienzirkel,” in NilüferGöle and Ludwing Amman, Islam in Sicht (Biefeld, verlag, 2004), pp. 121-146.


  1. Turkey’s Kurdish-Centered Iraqi Policy,” In Mohammed A. A. Ahmed and Michael Gunter, eds., The Kurdish Question and the 2003 Iraqi War (Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publisher, 2004), pp. 163-173.


  1. with M. Khan, “Turkey and Europe: Will east Meet West?,” Current History, Vol. 103, No. 676 (November 2004), pp. 389-393.


  1. Turkey, Iraq and the Kurds,” Panel Discussion, Middle East Policy, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring 2004), pp. 106-131.


  1. Proceedings of the forum, "Conversations in Islam: Politics and Religion in the Global Public Sphere," Budapest, May 29, 2003. http://www.humanities.uci.edu/history/levineconference/MLbudapesttranscriptedit2.pdf Edited version appearing in the Yearbook of the Sociology of Islam, 2004, forthcoming.


  1. “A Typology of Islamic Social Movements: The Opportunity Spaces and the Case of Turkey,” In QuintanWiktorowicz and Charles Kuzman, eds. Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach (Bloomington: IndianaUniversity Press, 2003), pp. 270-288.


  1. “The Case of Turkey,” Daedalus, Vol. 132, No. 3 (Summer 2003), pp. 59-62.


  1. “Nur Study Circles (Dershanes) and the Formation of New Religious Consciousness in Turkey,” In Islam at the Crossroads: On the life and thought of Bediüzzaman Said Nursi (New York: State University of New York Press, 2003), 297-316.


  1. co-authored, “Bringing Turkey into Europe,” Current History, Vol. 102, No. 662, (March 2003), pp. 119-123.


  1. “The Politics of Fear: The Rise of the Nationalistic Action Party (MHP) in Turkey,” Middle East Journal, Vol. 56, No. 2 (2002), pp. 200-221.


  1. “Five Stages of the Construction of Kurdish Nationalism in Turkey,” Nationalism andEthnic Politics, vol. 7, No. 3 (Autumn 2001), pp. 1-24.


  1. M.Hakan Yavuz and Michael M. Gunter, “The Kurdish Nation,” Current History,

(January 2001), pp. 33-39.


  1. DeğisimSürecindekiAleviKimliği/Die alewitischeIdentitat in VeranderungsprozeB,” Aleviler: Identitat und Geschichte Vol 1 (Hamburg: Deutsche Orient-Institut, 2000), pp. 75-95.


  1. Cleansing Islam from the Public Sphere and the February 28 Process,” Journal ofInternational Affairs (ColumbiaUniversity Press), Vol. 54, No. 1 (Fall 2000), pp. 21-42.
  2. “Turkish identity Politics and Central Asia,” In Islam and Central Asia: An Enduring Legacy or an Evolving Threat? eds., Roald Z. Sagdeev and Susan Eisenhower (WashingtonDC: the Center for Political and Strategic Studies, 2000), pp. 193-211.


  1. Turkey’s Fault Lines and the Crisis of Kemalism,” Current History, Vol. 99 (January 2000), pp. 33-39.


  1. “The Assassination of Collective Memory: The Case of Turkey,” The Muslim World Vol. 99 (1999), pp. 193-207.


  1. “Towards an Islamic Liberalism?: The Nurcu Movement and Fethullah Gülen,” The Middle East Journal, Vol. 53, No. 4 (Autumn 1999), pp. 584-605.


  1. “Societal Search for a New Social Contract in Turkey: Fethullah Gülen, The Virtue Party and the Kurds,” SAIS Review, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Winter 1999), pp. 114-143.


  1. "Media Identities for Kurds and Alevis in Turkey," in New Media and the Politics of Civil Society in Muslim Societies eds. Dale F. Eickelman and Jon Anderson (Indiana University Press, 1999), pp. 180-200.


  1. “The Matrix of Modern Turkish Islamic Movements: The Naqshbandi Sufi Order,” In The Naqshbandis in Western and Central Asia, ed. Elisabeth Ozdalga (London: Curzon Press, 1999), pp. 125-142.


  1. “The Abrading of the Turkish Republican Myths,” JIME Review (Japan), Vol. 12, No. 41 (1998), pp. 18-34.


  1. “Political Islam and the Welfare (Refah) Party in Turkey," Comparative Politics. Vol. 30, No. 1 (October 1997), pp. 63-82.


  1. “Turkic Identity and Foreign Policy in Flux: The Rise of neo-Ottomanism,” Critique, No. 12 (1998), pp. 19-42.


  1. “A Preamble to the Kurdish Question: The Politics of Kurdish Identity,” Introduction to special issue on the Kurds, Journal of Muslim Minority Affair, Vol. 18, No. 1 (1998) pp. 9-18.


  1. "Turkish-Israeli Relations Through the Lens of the Turkish Identity Debate," Journal of Palestine Studies, Vol. 27, No. 1 (Autumn 1997), pp. 22-37.


  1. "Return of Islam?" New Dynamics in State-Society Relations and the Role of Islam in Turkish Politics," Muslim World Report Vol. 1, No. 3 (1996), pp. 77-87.


  1. "Nationalism and Islam: Yusuf Akçura, `Üç Tarz-i Siyaset,'" Oxford Journal of Islamic Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1993), pp. 175-207.


  1. "The Patterns of Political Islamic Identity: Dynamics of National and Transnational Loyalties and Identities," Central Asian Survey, Vol 14, No. 3 (1995), pp. 341-372.


  1. "Bosnian Struggle for Recognition," Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 16, No.1 (1996), pp. 135-142.


  1. "Turkey's Imagined Enemies: Kurds and Islamist," The World Today, (April 1996), pp. 98-103.


  1. "Cyprus and International Politics," The Cyprus Review, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Fall 1992), pp. 135-143.


  1. Co-author, "A Bridge between East and West” Duality and the Development of Turkish Foreign Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict" Arab Studies Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 4 (Fall 1992), pp.69-95.


  1. "The Evolution of Ethno-nationalism in Cyprus under the Ottoman and British Systems," The Cyprus Review, Vol. 3, No. 2 (Fall 1991), pp. 57-80.




Encyclopedia Contributions:


Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa (New York: Gale, 2004).


Encyclopedia of Nationalism, ed. Alexander J. Motyl (Academic Press, 2001).

Ziya Gökalp, Alevi, Pan-Islam, Enver Pasa, Yusuf Akcura, Turkish Cypriot Nationalism, Kurdish Nationalism.


The Oxford Dictionary of Islam ed. John Esposito (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Adil Düzen and Fethullah Gülen.


Semi-scholarly journals:


  1. “Being Modern in the Nurcu Way,” ISIM Newsletter (International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, LeidenUniversity), No. 6 (October 2000), pp. 7, 14.
  2. withMujeeb R. Khan, “The Turkish Quake and Its Socio-Political Aftershocks,” Middle East International, (September 1999).
  3. Turkey and the Guns of August,” Middle East International (July 1998).
  4. “Democracy is an Islamic Plot; Human Rights are a Kurdish Agenda: The Political ironies of Turkey’s Erstwhile `Westernizers.’ Middle East International (February 1998).
  5. "Turkey: the establishment against liberalization," Middle East International (August 1997).


BOOK REVIEW EDITOR: Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (Carfax).

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER: Critique: Critical Middle Eastern Studies





  1. Fellowship for Summer Institute 2001/2002 on “Public Spheres and Muslim Identities” [This Institute is part of the European and American Young Scholars' Institutes Program. It is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and administered through the WissenschaftskollegzuBerlin in cooperation with the Social Science Research Council (New York).
  2. Rockefeller Fellowship in its Program in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding for the 2001-2002. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow. The Joan B. Kroc Institute For International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame.
  3. Resident Fellow, “Islamic Modernities in an Era of Globalization: Discourses, Movements and Diasporas.” University of California Humanities Research Institute. (Winter 2000).
  4. Post-Doctoral Position in the School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg,Virginia (1997-1998).
  5. Dissertation Fellowship, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (1994-1995).
  6. Fieldwork Dissertation Fellowship, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (1993-1994).
  7. SSRC Central Asian Language Scholarship (Summer 1992,1993).
  8. Arabic Language Scholarship from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago (1991).              






  1. The Middle EastCenter of the University of Utah Travel Research Grant, 2004.
  2. The Middle EastCenter of the University of Utah Travel Research Grant, 2003.
  3. The Middle EastCenter of the University of Utah Travel Research Grant, 2002.
  4. The Middle EastCenter of the University of Utah Travel Research Grant, 2001.
  5. The Middle EastCenter of the University of Utah Travel Research Grant to visit Turkey and Germany in order to continue my research on Kurdish and Alevi political identity (1999).


  1. The Japanese Institute of Middle Eastern Economies (Tokyo, Japan): “Islamic Movements in Turkey and Uzbekistan.” This project examines the following questions: What are the Nurcu movements in Turkey and Uzbekistan? What are the impacts of social changes on religious movements (1998).


  1. The Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (London) “The Ethnic, Political and Religious Attitudes among Alevi Youth in Turkey.” This project analyzes Alevi political movements to identify their causes and the connections linking them to large socio-economic and political changes. It will enhance sociological understanding of ethno-religious movements and assess their impact on the prospects for democratization in the Middle East (1997).


  1. The Foundation (Istanbul). “The Emergence of a Market Society and the Role of Islamic Social Movements.” This study will examine the consequences of market-oriented Malay polity on Islamic political movements. This project will employ surveys, in-depth interviews, and focus groups to examine the way in which the governing UMNO managed to integrate Islamic groups and the process of socio-economic differentiation (1997).


Present Projects:


  1. Islam and the Public Sphere; Islamic Modernities; the Role of Printing and Publishing in the Formation of Civic Culture; Political Governance in Plural Societies (Malaysia, Bosnia, Turkey, Kazakistan, Uzbekistan).
  2. New ethno-religious social movements and democratization (Uzbekistan, Kazakistan, Turkey, Iraq and Iran).
  3. The political economy of Central Asia; Will Central Asian states become rentier states?





  1. “Intervention what next? Reconstruction and Development in war-Torn Muslim Countries, CarletonUniversity (Ottawa, Canada), 17-18 December 2004.
  2. Islam in the Public Sphere: Turkey and the Challenges of Religious Freedom,” WashingtonDC, Institute of Religion and Politics, 14 December 2004
  3. “Kurdish Question Round Table”, MESA, San Francisco, 2004
  4. Turkey’s experience with Islamic Politics: JDP,” at Politics and Islam in Comparative PerspectiveSimon Fraser (Canada), June 4, 2004.
  5. “The Future of the Kurds,” ColumbiaUniversity, 15 April, 2004.
  6. “Islam and the EU Membership,” ColgateUniversity, 15 March 2004.
  7. “Turkish Islam,” UCLA, 14 April 2004.
  8. “Islam, Democracy and Secularism in Turkey,” SAIS-Abant Planform
  9. “Layers of Political Islam,” Indiana University-Bloomington, December 1, 2003.
  10. "Iraq at War: The Kurdish Angle,” BrownUniversity, October 1, 2003.
  11. “Zones of Islam,” Santa Barbara Council on Foreign Relations, September 17, 2003.
  12. “Reflection from Diyarbakir: Plight of the Kurds in Turkey" The Ahmed Foundation, September 5-6, 2003.
  13. Turkey’s Policy towards Iraq,” Middle East Institute, April 7, 2003.
  14. Cyprus and Turkey,” YaleUniversity, April 4-5, 2003.
  15. “Disaggregating the Muslim World,” in Islam and Muslims in America,” University of California, Berkeley, April 18-20, 2003.
  16. Turkey’s faultlines: Kurds vs. Turks,” World Affairs Council, San Francisco, 17 April 2003.
  17. “Islam in America,” Place of Islam in the United States,” Association of Muslim Social Scientists, Salt Lake City, 12 April 2003.
  18. Cyprus’ European Accession and the Greek-Turkish Rivalry,” YaleUniversity, April 4-6, 2003.
  19. The Sufi Conception of Jihad: The Case of Said Nursi,” At International Conference on “Jihad, War and Peace in the Islamic Authoritative Texts,” GeorgetownUniversity, 2-4 November 2002.
  20. “Islam-IT Conference,” WasedaUniversity (Tokyo), 7-14 October 2002.
  21. “The Zones of Islam: The Case of Turkish Islam,” 2002 Annual World Affairs Council on “the Many Facets of Islam.” 2-5 May 2002.
  22. “Political Participation and Security in Turkey,” Letters to the President: The Islamic World & U.S. Foreign Policy,” WyeRiverPlantationCenter, 14-16 April 2002.
  23. “Sufi Conception of Nonviolence: The Case of Nur movement,” The University of Notre Dame, 12-13 April 2002.
  24. “Zones of Islam: The Case of Turkish Islam,” International Terrorism: Turkish Model for Civil Society in Islamic Countries, CarletonUniversity, 29-30 March 2002.
  25. “Contradictory Ethics of Constructing Self and Other in Turkish Islam after September 11,” at the Workshop on “Impact of Sept 11 on an Islamist Communities,”DukeUniversity, 22-23 march 2002.
  26. “Political Economy of Islamic Discourse,” UC-Santa Cruz,
  27. The 31st Annual Frank Church Symposium on “New Challenges in U.S. Foreign Policy, Idaho State University, Pocatello, 27-28 February 2002.
  28. “A Typology of Islamic Social Movements: the Opportunity Spaces and the Case of Turkey,” FatihUniversity, Istanbul, Turkey, 1 February 2002.
  29. “The Taliban vs. Islam: Politics and Religion in the Middle East,” WesternMichiganUniversity, Kalamazoo, 24 October 2001.
  30. “Turkish Identity and Foreign Policy,” Central Asian Studies Conference, Madison, WI, 12 October 2001.
  31. “European Imaginations of the Turkish Nurcus,” Cosmopolitanism, Human Rights, Sovereignty in the New Europe,” UC-Berkeley, 4-5 May 2001.
  32. “Islamic Modernities: The Case of Fethullah Gülen,” co-organizer, GeorgetownUniversity, 26-28 April, 2001.
  33. Alevis in Turkey,” Sixt Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, ColumbiaUniversity, April 6-9, 2001
  34. “Islam and the 21 st Century,” Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, April 9-10, 2001.
  35. “The Cirisis of Turkey: Kemalism and Islam,” PrincetonUniversity, March 27, 2001.
  36. “Globalization and Islam,” De Bali, Amsterdam, 19-22 January 2001.
  37. "Vernacularization of Human Rights Discourse: The Case of Mazlumder in Turkey" Presented Human Rights and Globalization: When Transnational Civil Society Networks Hit the Ground, 1-3 December 2000, UC-Santa Cruz.
  38. “Framers, Framing and the Construction of Alevi Identity,” MESA, 18 November, 2000.
  39. “Said Nursi and Islam,” The Qur'anic View of Man, According to the Risale-i Nur, 24-26 September, 2001.
  40. “Modernity and Islamic Spaces,” Islam and the Public Sphere Workshop,” Essen (Germany), 13-14 May 2000.
  41. “The TurkishState and the Kurdish Question,” The Kurds: Search for Identity Conference, AmericanUniversity, 17-18 April 2000.
  42. Turkey in the 21st Century and the European Strategy,” Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 9 December 2000.
  43. “Islam and the Electoral Process,” LeidenUniversity (The Netherlands) 10-12 December 2000.
  44. “The Rediscovery of Alevi Identity,” MESA Convention, 20 November 1999.
  45. “Turkish Identity Politics and Central Asia,” presented at the CPSS, 22-24 June 1999.
  46. “Turkish Foreign Policy and Identity,” “Communal Identity and Foreign Policy in the Middle East,” The University of Maryland, 11 June 1999.
  47. “Turks in Germany: Dual Islam.” Multicultural Europe Conference Planning, MerillCollege, UC-Santa Cruz, 6 March 1999.
  48. “Islam, Civil Society and Human Rights,” workshop on Islam, Civil Society and Human Rights, Brookings Institute, 11 December 1999.
  49. “Globalization, Political Islam and Urban Social Movements,” Institute of International Studies, UC Berkeley, 8 March1999.
  50. “From Millet system to Consociationalism: The Kurdish Question.” The Regional Dimensions of Kurdish Identity: Prospects for the 21st Century,” PrincetonUniversity, 20-21 March 1998.
  51. “Islam and the Middle East: Democracy, Intellectuals, and Women,” Hamline University, Minnesota, 19-22 February 1998.
  52. “Religion, Modernity, and the Politics of Cultural Diversity.” The HenryM.JacksonSchool of International Studies, University of Washington, May 7, 1998.“Globalization and Local Responses: The Case of FerganaValley (Uzbekistan and Kirgizistan).
  53. “Neo-Nurcu Youth and Yeni Dergi,” San Francisco, Middle East Association, 1997.
  54. Alevi Movement and Turkish Democracy,” Ankara, ISAV (21-23 November 1997).
  55. "The Role of Bosnian Crisis in Turkey's Foreign Policy Conduct," International Conference on Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Bosniak, SarajevoUniversity, 9-11 May 1997.
  56. "Legendary Islam and Geography as the Container of National Identity," Ankara, Turkiye Diyanet Vakfi, 28-30 April 1997.
  57. "Stretching the Borders of Modernity: Transformation of the Iskenderpasa," Istanbul, SwedishAcademy of Sciences, 9-11 June 1997.
  58. "The Domestic and International Constellation of Power Politics and the Case of an `Islamic' Issue: The Case of Bosnia," Council on Foreign Relations (New York), A Muslim Politics Study Group on Islam and the Globalization of Politics, 1 July1996.
  59. "Self-Determination and Kurdish Ethno-Nationalism," MacArthur Summer Institute, StanfordUniversity, June 21-24, 1996.
  60. "Print-Based Islamic Discourse and Modernity: The Nur Movement," Third International Bediuzzaman Conference on Islamic Political Thought, 24-26 September 1995.
  61. "Turkey and Europe: Turkish Identity in Flux and the Emergence of Neo-Ottomanism" 10th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference, University of Chicago, 21 April1995.
  62. "The Role of Print and Media in the Islamic Movement: The Case of Turkey," The Rockefeller Foundation, TheBellagioStudyCenter (Italy), 18-24 March 1995.
  63. "Print Islam and Its Consequences," Middle East Studies Association, November, 1994.
  64. "Balkan Milliyetciliginde din,” (Religion and Ethnicity in the Balkan Nationalism) International Conference on the Balkans: Ethnicity and Religion (Istanbul), 7-10 April1993.
  65. "Dehumanization of Muslim Women in Bosnia and the Response of Muslim Ulema," Amnesty International Midwest Regional Conference, 27 February 1993.
  66. "Islam and Nationalism: Yusuf Akçura." 7th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference. University of Chicago, 23 April 1992.



Community and other Professional Services:


  1. Turkish and Bosnian Islam, The Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago, March 13, 2004.
  2. Hickley Institute, “WTO”, 14 September, 2003.
  3. “US Policy Towards Islamic World,” Hickley Institute, October 27, 2003.
  4. "Kurds, Turkey and the US Policy,” WasatchFrontUnitarianChurch, September 15, 2003 (SaltLake City).
  5. “Islam and US Policy,” LDSChurch, September 14, 2003 (SaltLake City).
  6. “Globalization,” The Hickley Institute, Setember 13, 2003.
  7. “The Zones of Islam: The Case of Turkish Islam,” BYU, 29 January 2003.
  8. “September 11 and Islam” at Notre Dame, 21 September 2001.
  9. “"Muslims and Mormons: Compare and Contrast" at the Wasatch Front Unitarian Fellowship's Coffee, Conversation and Controversy Sunday, March 11, 2001.
  10. “Debating Kosovo,” MEC Panel, 14 April 1999.
  11. “Turkish Perspectives on Iraq,” MEC Panel on the Iraqi Crisis, 6 March 1999.
  12. “Islamic movements and social justice,” at the United Church of Christ in Holladay, Utah.
  13. Interview in Zaman (national Turkish daily, 28 October 1999; 28 February 1999).
  14. My essays in Zaman: “Kanada'da "Türk modeli" tartismasi,” Zaman, 11 April 2002; “Türkiye Islami (Turkish Islam) çözüm?,7 March 2002.


Essays in Milliyet, Zaman, Yeni Yüzyil, Nehir; Nezavisni Magazin Danas, June 1997, pp. 60-63 (Bosnian); Oslobodenje, 23 May 1997 (Bosnia); Interviews with Bosnian, Turkish Tv stations and Wisconsin Public Radio; Lectures at Sarajevo University, Mostar, Istanbul University, Marmara University, Princeton University, Bochum University (Germany); Leiden University (Holland), Chicago University, UC-Santa Cruz, UC-Berkeley, Georgetown University, The Brooking Institute.

“Professor Yavuz’s work on Islam and peace,” Zaman, 5 May 2002.

“Scholar homes in on peace,” Deseretnews, 18 May 2002.




Book Chapters:


  1. M. Hakan Yavuz, “Neo-Nurcular: Gülen Hareketi,” Islamcilik (Istanbul: Iletisim, 2004), pp.


  1. M. Hakan Yavuz, “Nurculuk,” Islamcilik (Istanbul: Iletisim, 2004), pp.


  1. M. Hakan Yavuz, “Millî Görüş Hareketi: Muhalif ve Modernist Gelenek” (Istanbul: Iletisim, 2004), ppAlevilerinTürkiye’dekiMedyaKimlikleri: “Ortaya Cıkış” in Serüveni, In Tarihi ve KulturelBoyutlariylaAleviler, Bektasiler ve Nusayriler (Istanbul: Ensar Nesriyat, 1999), pp. 57-87.
  2. Efsanevi Islam: Atalar Dini ve Modern Baĝlantilar,” In Türk Dünyasının Dini Meseleleri (Ankara: Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı Yayınları, 1998), pp. 11-24.
  3. "Ikicilik(Duality): Turk-ArapIliskileri ve Filistin Sorunu," in Türk DışPolitikasınınAnalizi, ed., Faruk Sönmezoĝlu (Istanbul: Der Yayınları, 1994), pp. 243-259.



Journal Articles and Essyas:


  1. M. Hakan Yavuz, ‘28 Şubat’ı ABD’ye taşıyan Gürüz’e göre: AKP demokrasi düşmanı! Zaman, 5 Jan 2005.
  2. M. Hakan Yavuz, “11 Eylul: Zamanin Kirilisi ve Notre Dame Ayini,” Turkiye Gunlugu, No. 66 (2001), pp. 38-41.
  3. MHPninYükselisi: Demokrasirehin mi Alındı,” Türkiye Günlüğü 55 (March-April 1999), pp. 28-33.
  4. AnadoluTasavvufununYetimleri: Aleviler,” Köprü, No. 62 (April-June 1998), pp. 67-71.
  5. "OrtaAsya'dakiKimlikOluşumu: YeniKolonizatörDervisler: Nurcular," TürkiyeGünlügü No. 33, (March-April 1995), pp. 160-165.
  6. RefahPartisi: ModernlesmeninIcindeBatılılaşmanınDışında; SisteminIçinde, HükümetinDışında,” Türkiye GünlüğüNo. 38 (January-February 1995), pp. 45-50.
  7. "Turkistan'dahalkınmanevidünyasi: Efsanevi Islam," Derĝah No. 62 (April1995), pp. 12-13.
  8. "Efsanevi Islam-Folk Islam: AlaxenderBenningsen," Nehir (May 1995), pp. 58-60.
  9. "MayınlıTarlada Türk Dıspolitikası," Nehir(October-November 1994),14-18.
  10. "Islam ve Türkiye," Türkiye Günlüĝü, (July-August 1994), 236-240.
  11. "DinveMilliyetcilik: YeniBirKuramsalCerceve," Bilgive Hikmet, No: 6 (1994), pp. 156-160.
  12. "Pan-Islam KavramıNedenTerkedilmeli?" Türkiye Günlüğü, 1992.





LECTURER at the Department of Political Science-Bilkent University (January-June 1996). Courses: (1) Developing Areas and Political Development; (2) Politics and Society in Central Asia.


Professor at the University of Utah. Course (1998-present):

  1. Introduction to Comparative Politics,
  2. Nationalism Ethnic Conflict
  3. Religion and Politics
  4. Comparative Politics of the Middle East
  5. State and Society in the Middle East
  6. Theories of Nationalism
  7. Globalization and Religion
  8. Islam and Politics