Dr Ceren Lord

Research Interests
Research Discipline:
  • Political Science
Research Keywords:
  • Minorities, social movements, religio-political movements, nationalism and nation-state building, secularism and secularisation, changing nature of Islamic authority, sectarianism, theories of the state and institutional change, comparative democratisation and authoritarianism, resistence, class
  • Turkey, Middle East
Research Clusters:


Contact Information

Email: ceren.lord@area.ox.ac.uk

Phone: 01865 (6)12861


View Dr Ceren Lord publications here


  • June 2019, 'Book Review: "Islam and secularism in post-colonial thought. A cartography of Asadian genealogies" by Hadi Enayat.' British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
  • March 2019, 'Sectarianized Securitization in Turkey in the Wake of the 2011 Arab Uprisings,' The Middle East Journal 
  • October 2018, Book: ‘Religious Politics in Turkey: From the Birth of the Republic to the AKP,’ Cambridge University Press
  • 2017, ‘The Story Behind the Rise of Turkey’s Ulema,’ Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)
  • November 2016, ‘The “Alevi Openings” and Turkish Nationalism,’ Turkish Studies
  • July 2016, ‘Between Islam and the Nation; Nation-building, the Ulama and Alevi Identity in Turkey,’ Nations and Nationalism
  • January 2017, ‘Situating Change Under the AKP,’ Chapter in M. Ersoy, E. Ozyurek (eds), Contemporary Turkey at a Glance II. Springer VS, Wiesbaden
  • 2015, ‘Rethinking the Role of the Ulama in Turkey,’ Heritage Turkey, No.15
  • April 2012, ‘The Persistence of Turkey's Majoritarian System of Government,’ Government and Opposition
  • 10 September 2010, ‘Don’t Sweeten the Bitter Pill of an Illiberal Democracy,’ Open Democracy