About the institute

The core mission of the Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS) is to contribute to a broad and well informed understanding of Turkey and Turkish affairs in academia, civil society, government, and the private sector in Europe as well as the rest of the world.

 

Our Research

SUITS is an interdisciplinary research institute that aims to produce research of the highest international quality within both the social sciences and humanities. Research at the Institute falls under the broad label Turkish studies.

 

Researchers at SUITS

SUITS researchers

Paul T Levin, Director

Jenny White, Professor Emerita

Seren Selvin Korkmaz, Doctoral Researcher

Cengiz Candar, Distinguished Visiting Scholar

Imren Borsuk, Postdoctoral Researcher

Reuben Silverman, Postdoctoral Researcher

2020-2021
Bengi Ruken Cengiz

2018-2020
Pinar Sayan

2018-2019
Erol Saglam

2017-18
Åsa Eldén
Bilge Yabancı
Lorenzo d'Orsi

2016-17
Berna Ekal Simsek
Asli Postaci
Shokoufeh Arvin

2015-16
Bahar Baser
Ahmet Kaysili

2014-15
Digdem Soyaltin

2013-14
Murat Somer
Jozsef Fekete

 

Events and Seminars

Event with Idil Esser, Photo: Kimberly Parke

SUITS hosts open lectures and panel discussions throughout the year and our researchers also participate in open events hosted my numerous other institutions - in Stockholm, nationally and internationally. Please subscribe to our newsletter and like our Facebook page to keep updated on future events.

Upcoming events are listed on the calendar page

Research seminars are held throughout the academic year and are aimed at scholars working in related academic fields. Members of the public may be able to participate if space allows. Please contact Paul T. Levin paul.t.levin@suits.su.se for inquiries about Research Seminars.

 

Organisation

The Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies – (SUITS) is an independent crossdisciplinary research institute within the social sciences and humanities academic fields. SUITS was established on 1 October 2012 and publicly inaugurated on March 12, 2013. The institute was first located at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies, and is now affiliated with the Department of Economic History and International Relations since 2021.

The institute is managed by its Director, Paul T. Levin, who is appointed by the President of Stockholm University. The Director is employed full-time as a researcher, and charged with managing the institute in accordance with the decisions made by a Board consisting of four Stockholm University Professors together with a Chair (Professor Johan Kleman).

The Board meets at least once per semester and approves a budget along with an activityplan as well as the annual report.

 

Contact

For general inquiries:
suits@suits.su.se

Director:
Dr. Paul T. Levin

Visiting address:
Södra huset, Building A, Floor 2
106 91 Stockholm

Postal address:
SUITS
Department of Economic History and International Relations
Stockholm University
106 91 Stockholm
Sweden

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For press inquiries

The University press service is most effectively accessed via the press telephone number or email address below:

Press contacts:
Press telephone: +46 8 16 40 90
E-mail: press@su.se

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