H. Zeynep Bulutgil Department of Political Science University College London 29-31 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9QU
Lecturer in International Relations, University College London, September 2018-
Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics, The Fletcher School, Tufts University, 2011-2018. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Empirical Studies of Conflict Program, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, September 2009 –August 2011
Ph.D., University of Chicago, Political Science, August 2009.
Dissertation Title: “Territorial Conflict and Ethnic Cleansing” Committee: Stathis N. Kalyvas (chair), Carles Boix, Lisa Wedeen, John Mearsheimer
M.A., University of Notre Dame, Government and International Studies, August 2001.
B.A., Bogazici University, Istanbul, Political Science and International Relations, June 1997.
Grants and Fellowships
Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, Visiting Fellow, September 2008-June2009.
John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth University, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2008-2009 (declined).
Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, Department of Political Science, University of Rochester, Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2008-2009 (declined).
International Security Program and Program on Intrastate Conflict, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, Pre-doctoral Fellowship, September 2007-July 2008.
Program on International Security Policy, University of Chicago, Research Grant, 2005-2006.
Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, Pre-doctoral Fellowship, September 2004-May 2005.
National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant, June 2004-April 2006.
United States Institute of Peace, Peace Scholar Fellowship, 2004 (declined).
University of Chicago, Overseas Research Grant, 2004 (declined).
University of Chicago, Doolittle-Harrison Travel Grant, 2004.
Program on International Security Policy, University of Chicago, Research Grant, 2003.
University of Chicago, Department of Political Science, Graduate Tuition Fellowship and Stipend, 2001-2005.
University of Notre Dame, Downs Grant, for education in statistical methods at the ICPSR summer program, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2000.
University of Notre Dame, Department of Government and International Studies, Graduate Tuition Fellowship and Stipend, 1999-2001.
Research and Teaching Interests
Comparative Politics International Security Political Violence Wars and Military Occupations Religion and Politics Mass Ethnic Violence State Formation Nationalism European Politics and History Middle Eastern Politics and History
The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe, Cambridge University Press (2016). (Best Book Award in the European Politics and Society Section of APSA in 2017). Book symposium forthcoming in Nationalities Papers in Winder 2018.
Articles and Chapters
"The State of the Literature and Debates on Ethnic Cleansing" forthcoming in Nationalities Papers in 2019.
"Response to Critiques and New Research Agendas" forthcoming in Nationalities Papers in Winter 2018 (part of the book symposium on The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe)
“Ethnic Cleansing and Its Alternatives during Wartime: A Comparison of Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, and Russian Empires" International Security, Spring 2017, 41(4).
“Social Cleavages, Wartime Experience, and Ethnic Cleansing in Europe,” Journal of Peace Research. September 2015, 52(5).
“War, Collaboration, and Endogenous Ethnic Polarization: The Path to Ethnic Cleansing", in Adria Lawrence and Erica Chenoweth, eds. Rethinking Violence: States and Non-State Actors in Conflict (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2010).
Review of Religion and Politics in the European Union the Secular Canopy. By Francois Foret. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. Perspectives on Politics .
Review of “The Dark Side of Nation-States: Ethnic Cleansing in Modern Europe,” Philipp Ther (Berghahn Books, 2014). CritCom, Council for European Studies (February 2015).
Review of “Bosnia Remade: Ethnic Cleansing and its Reversal,” Gerard Toal, Carl T. Dahlman (Oxford University Press, 2011). Journal of Politics, Volume 74, Issue 01, January 2012.
Work in Progress
"Within Group Inequality and Ethnic Voting" (coauthored with Neeraj Prasad)
"Pre-War Domestic Politics and Mass Violence during Wars"
“War, Diffusion, and Legal Secularization”
War, Diffusion, and the Origins of Legal Secularization (in progress)
Recent Conference Presentations and Invited Talks
Ethnic Cleansing and Its Alternatives during Wartime: A Comparison of Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, and Russian Empires, Annual Meeting of Midwest Political Science Association, April 2016.
The French Revolution, Political Modernization, and Legal Secularization around the World: 1850-2000, Comparative Politics Workshop, University of Chicago, April 2015. (invited talk)
The French Revolution, Political Modernization, and Legal Secularization around the World: 1850-2000, European Politics Series, George Washington University, February 2015. (invited talk)
“Religiosity and Politics: Historical Evidence from American States
“Modernization and Secularization around the World 1850-2000” Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association Meeting, Washington DC, August-September 2014.
“Non-Ethnic Cleavages and Ethnic Defection during Civil Wars,” Annual Meeting of International Studies Association, San Diego, April 2012.
“Ethnicity, Territory, and Violence in Bosnia,” Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, September 1- September 5, 2010.
“Ethnic Cleansing in Europe: A Historical Approach,” Comparative Politics Colloquium, Princeton University, April 2010.
“Non-Ethnic Cleavages and Ethnic Violence: Comparing Bosnia and Iraq,” Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, April 2010.
Participant to "Minority Rights and the Lausanne Treaty: 85 Years Later," special seminar organized by the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and the Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and Southeastern European Studies, Fletcher School, Tufts, Cambridge, April 10, 2009.
Participant to roundtable titled “Genocide in the Past and in the Future,” Annual Meeting of International Studies Association, New York, February 2009.
“Interstate Territorial Competition and Ethnic Cleansing in the World,” Annual Meeting of International Studies Association, San Francisco, April 2008.
“Territorial Conflict and Patterns of Violence: Evidence from Bosnia-Herzegovina” Program on Interstate Conflict, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University, April 2008.
Comparative Politics Religion and Politics Political Violence Research Design and Methodology Field Seminar in Comparative Politics and International Relations
Turkish Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian (basic) French (basic)
Co-Organizer of the Fletcher School-Political Science Department Joint Faculty Seminar, Tufts University, Medford, MA. Co-Organizer of the Nationalism Section at the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York, NY.