From the Editors
Hakan Özoğlu, From Caliphate to Secular State: Power Struggle in the Early Turkish Republic. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2011. Jadaliyya: What made you write this book? Hakan Özoğlu: Critical works on the early years of the Turkish Republic are quite rare, especially in Western scholarship. In the field of history, scholarly works on the Ottoman Empire overshadow the republican period. In Turkey, the transition period from the Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey has long ...Keep Reading »
Hakan Özoğlu is the Director of Middle Eastern Studies minor and an Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Florida. He received his PhD in History at the Ohio State University (1997), and his BA in Social Anthropology at Istanbul University (1987). From 1997 to 2007, he was on the faculty of Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago as the Endowed Ayaslı Senior Lecturer in Modern Turkish Studies. He also taught classes in different capacities for New York University, the University of Michigan, Loyola University at Chicago, and the Ohio Wesleyan University. His areas of research are Modern Turkey and Kurds.