M. Hakan yavuz
  • Professor, Political Science Department

Publications

  • M. Hakan Yavuz (2019). Nostalgia for the Empire: The Politics of Neo-Ottomanism. (pp. 350). Oxford University Press. Accepted, 05/01/2019.
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  • Hakan Yavuz and A. Erdi Ozturk & A. Erdi Ozturk (2019). Islam, Populism and Regime Change in Turkey. Routledge. Published, 05/01/2019.
    https://www.amazon.com/Islam-Populism-Regime-Chang...
  • This is a special issue. I edited together with Hakan Erdagoz. Published, 04/04/2019.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13602...
  • M. Hakan Yavuz & and Hakan Erdagoz (2019). “Minorities: Muslims in the Balkans and Christians in Anatolia.”. Frank Cass/Routledge. Vol. Vol. 39, No. 3 (2019): 1-17., 1-17. Published, 04/04/2019.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13602...
  • M. Hakan Yavuz & Erdi Ahmet Ozturk (2019). “Introduction” special issue on Secularism in Turkey. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. Vol. 19:1, 1-17. Published, 02/02/2019.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/146838...
  • M. Hakan Yavuz (2019). M. Hakan Yavuz, “Understanding Turkish Secularism in the 21th century: A Contextual Roadmap.” , 19:1 (2019). Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. Vol. 19:1, 45-63. Published, 02/02/2019.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/146838...
  • M. Hakan Yavuz (2019). Self-Hating Turks and the Genocide Debate,. Daily Sabah newspaper. Published, 02/2019.
    https://www.dailysabah.com/op-ed/2019/02/07/self-h...
  • M. Hakan Yavuz (2018). “A Framework for Understanding the Intra-Islamist Conflict between the AK Party and the Gülen Movement.” . Politics, Religion & Ideology. Vol. 19:1, 11-32. Published, 09/10/2018.
    https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ftmp21/current?nav...
  • M. Hakan Yavuz (2018). Erdogan’s Ottomania (long essay). [Website/Blog] URL http://bostonreview.net/politics/m-hakan-yavuz-erdogan-ottomanophilia. Published, 09/2018.
    http://bostonreview.net/politics/m-hakan-yavuz-erd...
  • M. Hakan Yavuz and Bayram Balci (2017). Turkey’s July 15th Coup: What Happened and Why? . (pp. 345pp). The University of Utah Press. Published, 11/10/2017.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz & Bayram Balci (2017). Introduction The Gulen Movement and the Coup. (pp. 1-19). University of Utah Press. Published, 10/11/2017.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz (2017). "The Three Stages of the Gulen Movement: From Pietistic Weeping Movement to Power-Obsessed Structure." . (pp. 20-45). University of Utah Press. Published, 10/11/2017.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz (2017). "Postscript: How Credible Are Alternative Coup Scenarios?". (pp. 309-318.). University of Utah Press. Published, 10/11/2017.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz (2017). "The Gulen Movement vs. Erdogan: The Failed Coup,". University of Utah Press. Published, 10/11/2017.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz (2017). “15 Temmuz darbe tesebbusu uzerine,” (In Turkish). Turkiye Gunlugu. Vol. 127, 120-131. Published, 07/06/2017.
    http://www.turkiyegunlugu.com.tr/
  • "The Turkish Coup Attempt: The Gulen Movement vs. State," Middle East Policy 23:4 (2016): 20-39. Published, 04/04/2016.
    http://www.mepc.org/journal/middle-east-policy-arc...
  • "Social and Intellectual Origins of Neo-Ottomanism: Searching for a post-national vision," Die Welt des Islams 56:3-4 (2016): 438-465. Published, 02/08/2016.
    http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/jo...
  • M. Hakan Yavuz and Feroz Ahmad, "Introduction," in eds. M. Hakan Yavuz with Feroz Ahmad, War and Collapse: World war I and the Ottoman State (University of Utah Press, 2015), pp. 1-47. Published, 12/10/2015.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz with Feroz Ahmad, War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2015). Published, 06/2015.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz, "Mulakaat: Ermeni Meselesi," Turkiye Gunlugu, 212 (2015), 8-24. Published, 05/03/2015.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz, "A Topography of Positions in the Turkish-Armenian Debate," in eds. M. Hakan Yavuz with Feroz Ahmad, War and Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State (University of Utah Press, 2015), pp. 541-569.. Published, 05/02/2015.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz and Nihat Ali Ozcan, "Democracy and Kurdish Question," Middle East Policy, 24:4 (2015): 73-87. Published, 05/02/2015.
  • "Interview: Turkey's Armenian Question," AVIM, 23, 4-14. Published, 04/01/2015.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz and Mujeeb Khan, "Turkey Asserts Its Role in the Middle East," The New York Times, 02/12/2015. Op-ed. Published, 02/12/2015.
  • “Orientalism, the ‘Terrible Turk’ and Genocide.” Middle East Critique Vol. 23, No. 2 (2014): 11-126. Published, 04/2014.
  • Isa Blumi and Hakan Yavuz, “Introduction: Lasting Consequences of the Balkan Wars (1912-1913),: In In ed. M. Hakan Yavuz and Isa Blumi, eds., War and Nationalism: The Balkan Wars 1912-1913, and Their Sociopolitical Consequences (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 2013), pp. 1-30. M. Hakan Yavuz, “Warfare and Nationalism: The Balkan Wars as a Catalyst of Homogenization.” In ed. M. Hakan Yavuz and Isa Blumi, eds., War and Nationalism The Balkan Wars 1912-1913, and Their Sociopolitical Consequences (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 2013), pp. 31-84 “The Transformation of Empire through Wars and Reforms: Integration vs. Oppression,” in ed. M. Hakan Yavuz and Peter Sluglett, War and Diplomacy: The Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and the Treaty of Berlin (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2011), pp. 17-55. Published, 01/01/2013.
  • with Isa Blumi, eds., War and Diplomacy: The Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and the Treaty of Berlin (Salt Lake City: University of Utah, 2013). Published, 01/01/2013.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz with Peter Sluglett, War and Diplomacy: The Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and the Treaty of Berlin (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2011),. Published, 05/04/2011.
  • “Contours of Scholarship on Armenian-Turkish Relations,” Middle East Critique, 20:3 (2011): 231-251. Published, 05/04/2011.
  • with Peter Sluglett, “Introduction: Laying the Foundations for Future Instability.” In ed. M. Hakan Yavuz and Peter Sluglett, War and Diplomacy: The Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and the Treaty of Berlin (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2011), pp. 1-16. Published, 05/01/2011.
  • “Islam without Shari’a,” in ed. Rober Hefner, Shari‘a Politics Islamic Law and Society in the Modern World (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011). Published, 04/01/2011.
    http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/catalog/product_inf...
  • 1. With Peter Sluglett, “Introduction: Laying the Foundations for Future Instability.” In ed. M. Hakan Yavuz and Peter Sluglett, The “Eastern Question” and the 1878 Treaty of Berlin: Laying the Foundation for Modern World Politics (Salt lake City: University of Utah Press, due in 2011). Accepted, 01/12/2010.
  • M. Hakan Yavuz and Peter Sluglett, The “Eastern Question” and the 1878 Treaty of Berlin: Laying the Foundation for Modern World Politics (Salt lake City: University of Utah Press, due in 2011). Accepted, 01/12/2010.
  • AK Part: Yeni Aktorler (in Turkish). Published, 01/10/2010.

Research Statement

Current projects: a book on the Gulen movement, the most powerful Islamic movement of Turkey, and Islamic Calvinisim. This book will assemble the socio-historical background of the movement by examining the life-story of Gülen within the larger national and regional forces that were shaping politics in Turkey. Alsoa an edited book about the Eastern Question and the Treaty of Berlin (1878).

Research Keywords

  • Turkey, Islam, Political Islam, Ak party, the Gulen Movement, Kurdish Nationalism, Islamic Social Movements
  • Cyprus, Bosnia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan

Presentations

  • "The social and political impacts of the Balkan Wars". Conference Paper, Presented, 01/24/2020.
  • “The social and political implications of the Balkan wars,” . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/12/2019.
  • The social and political origins of authoritarianism in Turkey. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/01/2019.
  • “The Causes of the Failed Coup,” Turkish Heritage Organization, Washington DC, 16 July 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/16/2018.
  • “Political Crisis in Turkey,” National Press Club, Washington DC, 22 March 2018. Panel, Presented, 03/22/2018.
  • “Political Islam in Turkey,” Carleton University, 9 March 2018. Conference Paper, Presented, 03/09/2018.
  • The Political Faultlines in Turkey,” United Nations Chapter of Utah, 27 February 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/27/2018.
  • “Neo-Ottomanism: The Politics of Nostalgia in Turkey,” at Brigham Young University, 23 February 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/23/2018.
  • “The politics of Nostalgia: The Case of the Ottoman Empire in Modern Turkey,” Seminar at the University of Tokyo, Japan, 14 February 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/14/2018.
  • “The Political Crisis in Turkey,” Turkish Studies at IDE-JETRO Institute in Tokyo, Japan, 13 February 2018. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/13/2018.
  • “Turkish-US Relations under the AK Party Government,” at the US Congress, The Fourth Annual TCA American Youth Leadership Congress, 26 October 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/26/2017.
  • “The Political and Social Consequences of the Coup of July 15th in Turkey,” (I organized the Workshop), The University of Utah, October 20, 2017. Panel, Presented, 10/20/2017.
  • “Coups in Turkey and the July 15th Coup Attempt.” Panel, Foundation for Political and Social Research (SETA; Washington, DC), July 10, 2017. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/10/2017.
  • “The Political Origins of the Karabag Conflict,” Turkic Council, Ankara, 22 February 2017. Panel, Presented, 02/22/2017.
  • “Patterns of Ethnic Cleansing in the Late Ottoman Period (1821-1921), at Tubingen University, 20-22 October 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/20/2016.
  • “The Failed Coup and the Gulen Movement Workshop” at the University of Utah, 7 October 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/07/2016.
  • “The Genocidizing the Past,” Cağ University (Mersin, Turkey), 23 February 2016. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/23/2016.
  • "Islamic Enlishtenment and the Market Forces in Turkey," A Keynote speech at the University of Amsterdam. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/21/2015.
  • "Transnational Islamic Public Sphere." at Alpbach Political Science Symposium, Austria. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/30/2015.
  • "Prospects for Turkish-Armenian Relations." in AVIM Conference, Ankara. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/30/2015.
  • "World War One and the Collapse of the Ottoman Empire." at the Diplomatic Legacy of World War One," University of Wisconsin-Madison. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/10/2015.
  • "Turkey's new foreign policy," at ATAA 35th Annual Turkish American Conference, Washington DC. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/13/2015.
  • "The Age of Komitadjis" at Basel University, Switzerland. Conference Paper, Presented, 01/22/2015.
  • A keynote speech- “War and the State.” Balkan Worlds II: Balkan Perceptions of War and revolution in the Long Century (1789-1918). University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, November 27-29, 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2014.
  • “The Causes of Instability in the Middle East,” Hasan Kalyoncu University, 9 December 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Co-organizer of a conference. The Clash of Empires: World War I and the Middle East, Cambridge University, 13 June 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2014.
  • “The Ottoman War Decision: The Case of Armenians,” The Great War: Regional Approaches and Global Context, Sarajevo University, 21 June 2014. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/2014.
  • “What is Genocide,” at International Conference on Genocide Prevention, 31 March-1 April 2014, Brussels, Belgium. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2014.
  • “The Armenian Revolutionaries and Said Nursi,” The Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, 25 April 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2014.
  • “The Justice and Development Party versus the Gulen Movement,” Harvard University, 16 April 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2014.
  • “The Patterns of Ethnic Cleansing in the Balkans,” The Collapse of Ottoman and Austria-Hungarian Empires: Patterns and Legacies, Vienna University, 17 January 2014. (Co-organizer with Tamara Sheer). Conference Paper, Presented, 01/2014.
  • Keynote Speech. “Secularism and Religion in South-Eastern Europe,” at University of Leipzig, 10 October 2013. Keynote Speech, “Islam and Politics under Justice and development Party,” at University of South Florida, 24 March 2011. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/10/2013.
  • 1. “Secularism and Religion in South-Eastern Europe,” at University of Leipzig, 10 October 2013. 2. “The Ottoman and Armenian Relations: The case of the events of 1915,” at The First World War and Its Impact on the Balkans and Eurasia, Sofia University, 17-18 September 2013. 3. Workshop: Turkish Nationalism: Approaching Ottoman and Islamic Legacies Beyond Ethnicity, Secularism, and Westernism, University of Basel, September 13-14, 2013. 4. “History and Politics in the Caucasus,” Baku State University, 10 September 2013. 5. “The Caucasus at Imperial Twilight: Nationalism, Ethnicity and Nation-Building,” Ivana Javakhvili Tbilisi State University, 5 June 2013. 6. Rumi Forum Book lecture, 19 April 2013. 7. Houston University Book Lecture, 3 April 2013. 8. Loyola University Book Lecture, 21 March 2013. 9. Princeton University Book Lecture, 7 March 2013. 10. UC-Berkeley Book Lecture, 3 March 2013 . Conference Paper, Presented, 01/01/2013.
  • 3. “The Ottoman and Armenian Relations: The case of the events of 1915,” at The First World War and Its Impact on the Balkans and Eurasia, Sofia University, 17-18 September 2013. 4. Workshop: Turkish Nationalism: Approaching Ottoman and Islamic Legacies Beyond Ethnicity, Secularism, and Westernism, University of Basel, September 13-14, 2013. 5. “History and Politics in the Caucasus,” Baku State University, 10 September 2013. 6. “The Caucasus at Imperial Twilight: Nationalism, Ethnicity and Nation-Building,” Ivana Javakhvili Tbilisi State University, 5 June 2013. “The Construction of Narrative: Nursi and the events of Adana,” at Uluslarasi 1909 Adana Olaylari Sempozyumu, Turk Tarih Kurumu, 26-27 June 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/01/2013.
  • “Competing Faces of Islamic Movements in Turkey: Liberal and Authoritarian,” at 5th Erlangen International Conference on the Middle East, Frederich-Alexander Universitat, Erlangen, 20-24 June, 2011. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/05/2012.
  • “Said Nursi and the Balkan Wars,” at Lasting Socio-Political Implications of the Balkan Wars (1912-1913), University of Utah, 5-8 May 2011. (Organizer). Conference Paper, Accepted, 01/22/2012.
  • “Seminar on Islamic Law and the US Policy,” at Berkeley Center of Georgetown University, Conference, 22 December 2011. Panel, Presented, 12/22/2011.
  • “Wars before the war, 1911-1914,” UCD Center for war Studies, Dublin, 25-27 November 2011. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/26/2011.
  • “Nationalism and the Armenian Question,” Association of Nationalities Studies, 15 April 2011. (Panel Organizer). Panel, Presented, 04/15/2011.
  • “Turkey’s neo-Ottomanist Foreign Policy, Middle East Studies Association Convention, San Diego, 18 November 2010. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/18/2010.
  • Visit to Macedonia with 18 Senior Congressional Staffers and meeting with President Gjorge Ivanov, 17-23 August 2010. I joined the delegation as an academic expert of the region. Presentation, Presented, 08/17/2010.
  • Visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina with 80 Senior Congressional Staffers and meeting with Foreign Minister Steven Alkalaj and President Haris Silajdzic, 4-10 July 2010. I joined the delegation as an academic expert of the region. Presentation, Presented, 07/04/2010.
  • “The role of religion in the formation of nation-state ideology,” at Zwischen Formation und Transformation –Die Religionen Europas auf dem Weg des FriedensUniversität Osnabrück (Germany), 24 June 2010. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/24/2010.
  • “The Zones of Islam: The Case of Turkey,” keynote Speech at First Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison/Michigan State University Conference on Middle east Studies, Madison, Wisconsin, 8 May 2010. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/08/2010.
  • “The Transformation of Empire through Wars and Reforms: Integration vs. Oppression,” at The Political and Social Implications for the Ottoman Empire and Its Successor States of the Treaty of Berlin, 1878,” April 3, 2010. Conference Paper, Accepted, 04/03/2010.
  • “The politics of Islamic Neoliberalism,” University of Texas-Austin, March 5, 2010. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/05/2010.
  • “Turkey's Policy Toward the Caucasus: Azerbaijan, Armenia, & Georgia,” at The Political & Social Origins of Ethnic and Territorial Conflicts" 25 February 2010, The University of Utah. Panel, Presented, 02/25/2010.
  • “The Zones of political Islam: The Case of Turkey and Iran,” at the Middle East in Transition Conference, Hebrew University, 21-22 December 2009, Jerusalem, Israel. Conference Paper, Presented, 12/22/2009.
  • “Azarbaijan in Global Politics: Crafting Foreign Policy,” Foreign Ministry, Baku, 8 July 2009. Conference Paper, Presented, 07/08/2009.
  • “Islam and Secularism,” CESNUR 22nd International Conference, Salt Lake City, June 11-13, 2009. Conference Paper, Presented, 06/12/2009.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Turkish Studies Project. PI: M. Hakan Yavuz. Turkish Coalition of America, 01/01/2013 - present. Total project budget to date: $300,000.00

Languages

  • Turkish, fluent.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Central Asia
    Islam, Modernity, and Nationalism.
  • Cyprus
    Nationalism and Secessionism.
  • Southern Europe
    Bosnian Genocide and the state-formation in the Balkans.
  • Turkey
    Islamic Movements, Nationalism, Kurdish Question, and the politics of memory.
  • Western Asia
    Azerbaijan and Armenia.