H. Zeynep Bulutgil Department of Political Science University College London 29-31 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9QU
Associate Professor in International Relations, University College London, October 2020- Assistant Professor in International Relations, University College London, September 2018-October 2020.
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
British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship, 2019-2020 (£126505).
Remarque Institute, New York University, 2017-2018.
Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, Yale Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, Visiting Fellow, September 2008-June 2009.
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 ($10000).
United States Institute of Peace, Peace Scholar Fellowship, 2004 (declined) ($10000).
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 in Nationalities Papers in 2018.
"“Inequality and voting among deprived ethnic groups: evidence from India,” Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, 2020, 30:2, 221-243.
“Prewar Domestic Conditions and Civilians in War,” Journal of Global Security Studies, September 2019, 1–14 (first published online).
"The State of the Literature and Debates on Ethnic Cleansing" Nationalities Papers, first published online in May 2018.
“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).
Book Chapters and Symposia
"Response to Critiques and New Research Agendas," Nationalities Papers, first published online in June 2018 (part of the book symposium on The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe).
“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
Inequality & Ethnic Party Performance: Comparing Elite and Non-Elite Group Parties in India (coauthored with Neeraj Prasad).
Inequality and Communal Riots in India (coauthored with Neeraj Prasad) (under review).
.War, Diffusion, and the Origins of Legal Secularization (in progress).
Recent Selected Invited Talks
"Inequality & Ethnic Party Performance: Comparing Elite and Non-Elite Group Parties in India," International Relations Seminar, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 2019.
“Cross-Cutting Cleavages and Local Reactions to the Construction of “Fifth Columns”: Japanese Americans during WWII,” Politics and Discourse of Fifth Columns Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle, March 2019.
"Inequality and Riots in India," T. E. Lawrence Workshop on Conflict and Violence, All Souls College, Oxford University, February 2019.
“The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe,” Yale University, Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, May 2017 (book talk).
“The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing: Bosnia and Beyond,” Harvard University, Kennedy School, April 2017 (book talk).
Comparative Politics Religion and Politics Political Violence Research Design and Methodology International Relations Post-Conflict State Building International Organizations
Turkish Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian (basic) French (basic)
Associate Editor, Nationalities Papers, October 2018-ongoing. Co-Organizer of the Fletcher School-Political Science Department Joint Faculty Seminar, Tufts University, Medford, MA (2013-2016). Co-Organizer of the Nationalism Section at the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York, NY (2012-ongoing).