Boğaziçi University, Department of Political Science and International Relations
Columbia University, Department of Sociology and Department of History
Director of the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life
This talk is co-sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life; the Middle East Institute; and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies.
Koray Çalışkan is associate professor of politics at Boğaziçi University working on Middle East politics and political parties. Caliskan worked as a columnist with Radikal and BirGün newspapers and as a program host for HaberturkTV and +1 News in Istanbul. He received his Ph.D. with distinction from New York University where he won the Malcolm Kerr Social Science Award from MESA. His book Market Threads came out from Princeton University Press and focused on in Egypt, Turkey, and the US. Caliskan also owns a production company and made three documentary films on illegal oil trade, Turkish peasants, and Turkish TV series. He also wrote and produced a popular feature on the Kurdish question that opened in 200 theatres in Europe and Turkey.