I am a PhD candidate at University of California, San Diego, where I focus on politics and culture in Turkey and the Middle East. My dissertation work focuses on the process of democratization in Turkey during the 1950s and the ways in which it was shaped by center-right populism and the larger Cold War context. Beyond my doctoral work, I write regularly on historical and contemporary issues in Turkey. My work has been collected in two books, Turkey's Ever Present Past: Stories From Turkish Republican History (2015) and Politics in Turkey: Parties, Politicians and the Struggle for Power (2018).
Reuben Silverman is a PhD candidate at University of California, San Diego