Ayşe Betül Çelik

Ayşe Betül Çelik is a Professor of Political Science at Sabanci University. She earned his B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University and M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the State University of New York (SUNY), Binghamton.

She is an expert on ethnic conflict, reconciliation, dialogue, forced migration and gender and peacebuilding.  She has written several articles on Turkey’s Kurdish question, forced Kurdish migration and role of NGOs in the conflict.

Representative Publications

Wayne Leach, Colin, et al. “Being there: The 2013 anti-government protests in Istanbul, Turkey.” Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest 4.1-2 (2016): 25-37.

Çelik, Ayşe Betül, and Andrew Blum. “Future uncertain: Using scenarios to understand Turkey’s geopolitical environment and its impact on the Kurdish question.” Ethnopolitics 6.4 (2007): 569-583.

Celik, Ayse Betul. “Transnationalization of human rights norms and its impact on internally displaced Kurds.” Human Rights Quarterly 27.3 (2005): 969-997.

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