Assistant Professor at SFS-Qatar
Qatar - Faculty
Birol Baskan is Assistant Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University in 2006. Baskan taught at State University of New York-Fredonia in 2006-2007 and at Qatar University in 2007-2010. His research looks at the roles religion, religious institutions, and grassroots religious groups play in creating, maintaining, undermining, and destroying political order in the Middle East. He has published in Politics and Religion; HAWWA: the Journal of Women in the Middle East and the Islamic World; Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations; Insight Turkey; Akademik Ortadogu;Arab Studies Quarterly; Turkish Yearbook of International Politics and Comparative Political Studies. He is the author of From Religious Empires to Secular States, Routledge, 2014, and the co-editor of State-Society Relations in the Arab Gulf States, Gerlach, 2014.
- PhD (2006) Northwestern University, Political Science
- BA (1998) Koc University, International Relations
- Turkish (speak, read, write)
- Turkish, Ottoman (read)