I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stockholm University’s Institute for Turkish Studies, where I focus on politics and culture in Turkey and the Middle East. I received my PhD in Middle Eastern History from UC San Diego in 2022. My dissertation work--and next book--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 three books, Turkey's Ever Present Past: Stories From Turkish Republican History (2015); Politics in Turkey: Parties, Politicians and the Struggle for Power (2018); and Borderline Personalities: Lives at the Political, Social and Geographic Edges of Modern Turkey (2021).
Reuben Silverman is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Stockholm University’s Institute for Turkish Studies.