Ceren Belge, PhD
Associate Professor, Political Science
Dr. Belge received her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Washington. Her dissertation, titled “Whose Law?:Clans, Honor Killings, and State-Minority Relations in Turkey and Israel,” received the best dissertation awards of the Law and Society Association and Israel Studies Association. During 2008-2010, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at Harvard University. Her research interests include nationalism and ethnic conflict, the politics of law and courts, and gender politics. She teaches courses on the Middle East, comparative politics, and ethnic conflict.
Middle East and comparative politics.
POLI 203 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POLI 395 Politics of the Middle East
POLI 487Y Authority & Protest in the Middle East
POLI 487Z Women & Gender in the Middle East
POLI 657 Nationalism and Ethnicity
POLI 801 Comparative Politics Graduate Seminar
Belge, Ceren, and Ekrem Karakoc. 2015. "Minorities in the Middle East: Ethnicity, Religion and Support for Authoritarianism." Political Research Quarterly 68 (2): 280-292. doi 10.1177/1065912915580627
Belge, Ceren, and Lisa Blaydes. 2014. “Social Capital and Dispute Resolution in Informal Areas of Cairo and Istanbul.” Studies in Comparative International Development 49 (4): 448-476. doi: 10.1007/s12116-014-9165-z.
Belge, Ceren. 2013. “‘Seeing the State’: Kinship Networks and Kurdish Resistance in Early Republican Turkey.” In The Everyday Life of the State: Developments in the State-in-Society Approach, edited by Adam J. White, 14-28. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2013.
Belge, Ceren. 2011. “State Building and the Limits of Legibility: Kinship Networks and Kurdish Resistance in Turkey.” International Journal of Middle East Studies 43 (1): 95-114.
Belge, Ceren. 2009. “From Expert Rule to Bureaucratic Authority: Governing the Bedouin.” Israel Studies Forum 24 (1): 82-108.
Belge, Ceren. 2006. “Friends of the Court: The Republican Alliance and Selective Activism of the Constitutional Court of Turkey.” Law and Society Review 40 (3): 653-92.