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Jalal Talabani Chair of Kurdish Political Studies, University of Central Florida

407-823-2040 •www.tezcur.org • tezcur@ucf.edu





Ph.D., 2005

• “Ethnic Exclusion and Mobilization: The Kurdish Conflict in Turkey,”

Political Science

Comparative Politics 49 3 (April 2017) (primary author with Mehmet Gurses).

University of Michigan, 2016 Ann Arbor • “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Risks: Participation in an Ethnic Rebellion,” American Political Science Review 110 2 (May 2016).

B.A., 2000 2015 Political Science • “Electoral Behavior in Civil Wars: The Kurdish Conflict in Turkey,” Civil Wars Bogazici University 17 1 (2015): 70-88.

Istanbul, Turkey • “Soft Power, Religion and anti-Americanism in the Middle East,” Foreign Policy Analysis (2015) Published online. (equal authorship with Sabri Çiftçi).

• “Catholic and Muslim Human Rights Activism in Violent Internal Conflicts,” Academic Positions Politics and Religion 8 (March 2015): 111-134.

• “Violence & Nationalist Mobilization: The Onset of the Kurdish Insurgency in University of Central Turkey,” Nationalities Papers 43 (March 2015): 248-266.

Florida 2014 Jalal Talabani Chair of • “Activism in Turkish Foreign Policy: Balancing European & Regional Interests,” Kurdish Political International Studies Perspectives 15 (August 2014): 257-76. (equal authorship Studies & Associate with Alexandru Grigorescu).

Professor, 2013 2015-present • “Prospects for the Resolution of the Kurdish Question,” Insight Turkey 15, 2 (Spring 2013): 69-84.

Loyola University 2012 Chicago • “Support for Democracy in I

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“Moderation Theory Revisited: The Case of Islamic Political Actors,” Party Politics 16, 1 • (January 2010): 69-88.

2009 • “Kurdish Nationalism and Identity in Turkey: A Conceptual Reinterpretation,” European Journal of Turkish Studies [Online], 10 | 2009.

• “Judicial Activism in Perilous Times: The Case of Turkey,” Law & Society Review 43, 2 (June 2009): 305-36.

2008 • “Religiosity and Islamic Rule in Iran,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47, 2 (June 2008): 211-24 (primary author with Taghi Azadarmaki).

2007 • “Constitutionalism, Judiciary, and Democracy in Islamic Societies,” Polity 39, 4 (October 2007): 479-501. Reprinted in Islamic Political Thought and Governance edited by Abdullah Saeed (New York: Routledge, 2010).

2006 • “Religious Participation among Muslims: The Iranian Exceptionalism,” Middle East Critique 15, 3 (Fall 2006): 217-32 (primary author with Taghi Azadarmaki & Bahar Mehri).


• Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey: The Paradox of Moderation.

Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010 [reviewed at Choice, Contemporary Islam, Digest of Middle East Studies, Insight Turkey, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Iranian Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Middle East Journal, Politics and Religion & World Politics].

Book Chapters “The Ebb and Flow of Armed Conflict in Turkey: An Elusive Peace,” in Conflict, • Democratization and the Kurds in the Middle East, David Romano and Mehmet Gurses eds.

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp. 171-188. Revised and published in Turkish as “Türkiye'de Silahlı Çatışmanın Medcezirleri ve Zor Bir Barış,” in Çatışma Çözümleri ve Barış, Murat Aktaş ed. İstanbul: İletişim, pp. 153-176.

“Democratic Struggles and Authoritarian Responses in Iran in Comparative Perspective,” in • Middle East Authoritarianisms: Governance, Contestation, and Regime Resilience in Syria and Iran, Steven Heydemann & Reinoud Leenders eds. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2013, pp.


“Intra-Elite Struggles in Iranian Elections,” in Political Participation in the Middle East and • North Africa, Ellen Lust-Okar & Saloua Zerhouni eds. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 2008, pp.



External Grants United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Public Education for Peace building Support • Initiative Grant, 2013.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Research Grant, 2012.

• Turkish Institute Post-Doctoral Grant, 2011.

• United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Research Grant, 2007-9.

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National Science Foundation (NSF) Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, • 2002-3.

External Awards, Fellowships & Visiting Positions Graduate School Faculty Member of the Year Award, Loyola University Chicago, 2014.

• Visiting Faculty, Koç University, İstanbul, fall 2012.

• Sakıp Sabancı International Research Award 2nd Prize Winner, 2011.

• Fellow, European-American Scholars’ Summer Institute on Religion and Secularization, • 2003-2004.

Selected Internal Grants Summer Research Stipend, Loyola University, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014.

• Paid Leave, Loyola University, 2007, 2008, 2012.

• US Department of Education Title VI A grant Islamic World Studies Minor at Loyola • University, 2010-2012 (PI: Marcia Hermansen).

Research Support Grant, Loyola University, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

• Research Grant, Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage, Loyola University, 2009.

• Rackham One Term Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan, 2003.

• Pre-dissertation Research Award, University of Michigan, 2002.


Original Data Sets Kurdish Insurgency Militants (KIM) Dataset (N= 8,266)(public availability by summer 2016) • Tehran Surveys of August 2003 (N=412) & January 2008 (N=580) (publicly available) • Turkish Elections at Province Level (TEPL) Dataset (648 observations, 99 variables) (publicly • available) Kurdish Insurgency Violent Events (KIVE) Dataset, 2000-2012 (N= 1,450) (public availability • in 2016) Provincial Origins of State Power in Turkey Dataset, 1950-2014 (public availability by 2017).

• Commentaries, Reports & Encyclopedia Articles

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World. Ed. Richard C. Martin. 2nd ed. Detroit:

• Macmillan Reference USA, 2016. Entry: Turkey.

“Turkish Foreign Policy and Homegrown Radicalization in the Post-Arab Uprisings,” • Boğaziçi University-TÜSİAD Foreign Policy Forum Research Report DPF 2015-RR01.

Three Dynamics of Democratization in Turkey: The EU, Elite Rivalries, and Contentious • Mobilization,” Orient I (2014): 15-19.

Regime Resilience and Pragmatic Governance: The 2013 Iranian Presidential Elections, • Caucasus International 3, 4 (Winter 2013-2014): 115-128.

“Otokratik Esneklik ve Pragmatizm,” Boğaziçi University-TÜSİAD Foreign Policy Forum • Research Report DPF 2013-RR 02.

Turkey’s Middle East Policy in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings National Strategy Forum • Review, (Summer 2012).

“Afterword,” in Secular State and Religious Society: Two Forces in Play in Turkey edited by • Berna Turam (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

Iran’s Presidential Election: The Failure of Managed Factionalism,” Insight Turkey 11, 3 •

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(July-September 2009): 13-22.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences Ed. W. A. Darity, Jr. Vol. 4. 2nd ed. Detroit:

• Macmillan Reference USA, 2008. Entries: Palestinian Authority, 104-7; Lebanese Civil War, 396-8; Iran-Iraq War, 413.

• “Iran Notlari,” Stratejik Analiz 41, 4 (Eylül 2003): 6-9.

“Plebiscite in the Midst of Hunger: Portrayals from last Turkish Elections,” Journal of the • International Institute of the University of Michigan 10, 2 (January 2003).

Book Reviews Review of M. Wuthrich, National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System in • International Journal of Middle East Studies (forthcoming) Review of Y. Emre, The Emergence of Social Democracy in Turkey: The Left and Transformation • of the Republican People’s Party in Turkey in Party Politics (2016) Review of Ş. Aktürk, Regimes of Ethnicity and Nationhood in Germany, Russia, and Turkey in • Nationalities Papers 42(5) (2014): 890-904 (Part of a book symposium).

Review of N. F. Watts, Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey in • International Journal of Middle East Studies 46(1) (February 2014): 212-214.

Review of R. Olson, Blood, Beliefs and Ballots: The Management of Kurdish Nationalism in • Turkey, 2007-2009 in Insight Turkey 12, 2 (Spring 2010): 247-9.

Review of A. Adib-Mohaddam, Iran in World Politics: The Question of the Islamic Republic in • Insight Turkey 12, 1 (Winter 2010): 248-50.

Review of D. Jung & C. Raudvere edited Religion, Politics and Turkey’s EU Accession in South • European Society & Politics 14, 2 (June 2009): 237-9.

Review of A. Bayat, Making Islam Democratic in Politics and Religion 1,1 (April 2008): 148-50.

• Op-Eds Radical Turks: Why Turkish Citizens are Joining ISIS, ForeignAffairs.com (November 2014) • Electoral Politics, Erdoğan’s Ambitions, and Democratic Struggles in Turkey, The • Georgetown Journal of International Affairs Front Page, journal.georgetown.edu (April 2014).

Why is the Constitutional Process Blocked? (III) turkeyconstitutionwatch.org (February • 2014).

Another Kurdish Initiative in Turkey: Is Peace Finally Achievable? Guest Column at • Informed Comment (www.juancole.com) (February 2013).

Turkey in 2013: Will Erdoğan Shake Up the Region? Global Public Square – CNN, • globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com (December 2012).

The AKP Years Summer 2012in Turkey: The Third Stage, Opendemocracy.net (September • 2011) Rethinking “Moderate Islam” in the Light of the Arab Uprisings, Muftah.org (May 2011) • Turkey’s Referendum: A Democratic Dynamic, Opendemocracy.net (September 2010).

• Turkey in Transition: Reality and Image, Opendemocracy.net (April 2009).

• The Last Fault Line: Kurdish Dreams, the Middle East Realities, • newsweek.washingtonpost.com/postglobal (March 2008).

Turkey after Hrant Dink Opendemocracy.net, (January 2008).

• Turkey’s Kurdish Challenge, Opendemocracy.net (November 2007).

• Turkey’s Political Opening, Opendemocracy.net (July 2007).

Turkey Divided: Politics, Faith and Democracy, Opendemocracy.net (May 2007).

• Hrant Dink: Murder of Freedom, Opendemocracy.net (January 2007).

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• The Armenian Shadow over Turkey’s Democratization, Opendemocracy.net (October 2005).


Talks “Anti-Americanism in the Middle East: Causes and Implications,” Rollins College, Winter • Park, Florida, April 2016.

“The US Foreign Policy in the Middle East and towards Kurdistan,” University of Duhok, • Iraqi Kurdistan, February 2016.

“The US Foreign Policy in the Middle East and towards Kurdistan,” University of • Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan, February 2016.

“Nükleer İran: Nükleer Anlaşma Sonrası İç ve Dış Gelişmeler,” Foreign Policy Forum of • Boğaziçi University and TÜSİAD, Istanbul, November 2014.

“Barış Konuşmaları - 7,” Kadim Akademi, Mardin, Turkey, November 2014.

• "Ethnic Rulers versus Ethnic Insurgents: The Dynamics and Prospects of Kurdish • Mobilization," Harvard University, October 2014.

“Olağan İnsanlar, Olağandışı Riskler: Silahlı bir Harekete Katılım,” Şehir University, • Istanbul, January 2014.

“Elveda Hayat: Kürt Silahlı Hareketine Katılım,” İstanbul Düşünce Evi, Istanbul, September • 2013.

“Ordinary People, Extraordinary Risks: Joining an Insurgency,” Bilkent University, Ankara, • September 2013.

“Ordinary People, Extraordinary Risks: Joining an Insurgency,” Sabancı University, • Istanbul, December 2012.

“Ordinary People, Extraordinary Risks: Joining an Insurgency,” Koç University, Istanbul, • December 2012.

“Social and Political Dynamics in the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Foreign Policy Forum of • Boğaziçi University and TÜSİAD, Istanbul, December 2012.

“Kurdish Issues in Turkey,” Chicago Kurdish Cultural Center, July 2012.

• “Muslim Political Encounters in Modern Turkey,” American Islamic College, Chicago, • November, 2011.

“Turkish Secularism: A Role Model or a Historical Anomaly?” Arab Spring: What, Where, • Why is It? Seminar Series, Northwestern University, October 2011.

“Democratic Struggles and Muslim Reformers in the Middle East,” Grade Lutheran • Church, River Forest, IL, September 2011.

“Support for Democracy in an Authoritarian Regime: The Case of Iran,” MUAPP/Rigali • Lecture Series, Loyola University Chicago, January 2011.

“Reconstructing the Triangle: Iran, Israel, and Turkey,” Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, • April 2010.

“When Democratization Radicalizes? The Kurdish Nationalist Movement in Turkey,” • Columbia University, April 2009.

“The Paradox of Moderation: Post-Islamism in Turkey,” Northwestern University, • November 2008.

“The Paradox of Moderation: Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey,” Dartmouth • University, October 2008.

“A Theory of Political Change: Post-Islamism in Iran and Turkey,” the University of •

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Exeter, May 2008.

“The Crisis of Turkish Secularism? A Reinterpretation,” Turkish-American Cultural • Alliance, Chicago, May 2008.

“The Challenge of Secularism and Muslim Societies,” Social Science Faculty of • Tehran University, March 2008.

“The Moderation Theory Re-visited: The Case of Islamic Political Actors,” Koç University, • İstanbul, December 2007.

• “The Rise of the Justice and Development Party,” Boğaziçi University, İstanbul, March 2003.

Workshops The AKP and Turkish Foreign Policy in the Middle East Workshop, London School of • Economics and Political Science Middle East Centre, December 2015.

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