SUITS welcomes new visiting senior researcher, Dr. Howard Eissenstat

Howard Eissenstat will join us this summer as a visiting researcher focusing on Turkish domestic and foreign policy.

Dr. Harold Eissenstat Photo: Private

Dr. Eissenstat is an Associate Professor of Middle East history at St. Lawrence University.  He received his PhD in Modern Middle East History from UCLA in 2007 and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University in 2008-2009.  Eissenstat's research focuses on nationalism and Islam in the 19th century Ottoman Empire as well as the history of the Turkish Republic.  His recent work has focused increasingly on contemporary Turkish domestic and foreign policy, especially on issues of rule-of-law, minority rights, and the reshaping of political culture under the AKP.