Curriculum Vitae
FARUK EKMEKCI, PhD
Associate Professor of International Relations
2014
Year of birth: 1979
Address
: IPEK University, Department of International Relations, Turan Güneş Blv, 648. Cd., Oran,
Çankaya, 06550, TURKEY.
Office phone: (+90) 312-4704663
E-mail
: [email protected]
Web
: http://fekmekci.wordpress.com (in Turkish)
Employment:
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2012 – Present: Assistant Professor, IPEK University (IPEK), Dept. of International Relations.
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2009 – 2012: Assistant Professor, Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Dept. of International
Relations.
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2008 – 2009: Visiting Assistant Professor, Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU), Dept. of Political
Science.
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2005 – 2008: Instructor, Florida State University (FSU), Dept. of Political Science.
Administrative positions:
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2013 – Present: Deputy Director, Graduate School, IPEK University
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2012 – 2013: Chair, Dept. of Political Science, IPEK University
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2009 – 2012: Faculty coordinator, Erasmus Program, KTU, Faculty of Economic and
Administrative Science.
Education:
PhD:
2004-2008: Florida State University, Dept. of Political Science.
- Thesis: “Economic Foundations of Interstate Conflict in the Developing World”
- Committee: Dale L. Smith (chair), Mark Souva, Paul Hensel, Barney Warf.
M.A.:
2002-2004: Florida State University, Dept. of Political Science.
B.A.:
1998-2002: Bilkent University, Dept. of International Relations.
2000-2001: University of California, Los Angeles, Dept. of Political Science (exchange student)
Teaching and Research Interests:
- International Political Economy, Globalization, North-South Relations, International Conflicts,
Terrorism, the Middle East, (Kurdish) Nationalism, Democratization, Research Methods.
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Courses taught (graduate):
- International Political Economy (IPEK)
- Theories of International Relations (KTU)
- Research Methods (KTU)
- Diplomatic English (KTU)
Courses taught (undergraduate):
- Introduction to International Relations (FSU, IWU, KTU, IPEK)
- International Political Economy (FSU, IWU, KTU)
- International Politics of the Middle East (FSU, IWU)
- Globalization and International Development (IWU)
- Nationalism and the Nation-State in a Globalizing World (KTU)
- International Terrorism (KTU)
- Research Methods in Social Sciences (IPEK)
Publications in Refereed Journals (In English):
- “Social Trust, Democracy, and the Kurdish Issue in Turkey”, Peace Review, Vol: 26 (4), 2014, in
press.
- “Democratic vs. Capitalist Peace: A Test in the Developing World”, Peace and Conflict Studies,
Vol: 21 (1), 2014, pp. 85-99.
- (with Abdulkadir Yildirim) “The Political Economy of Turkey’s Eastern Turn: An Empirical
Analysis of Erdogan’s State Visits,” Romanian Journal of Political Science, Vol: 13 (1), 2013,
pp. 52-75. (SSCI)
- (with Abdulkadir Yildirim) “The AKP and the Eastern Turn (?) of Turkey: An Economic
Analysis,” USAK Yearbook of International Politics and Law, Vol: 5, 2012, pp. 37-60.
- “Terrorism as War by Other Means: National Security and State Support for Terrorism,” Revista
Brasileira de Politica Internacional (Brazilian Journal of International Politics), Vol: 54 (1),
2011, pp: 125-141. (SSCI)
- “Understanding Kurdish Ethno-Nationalism in Turkey: Socio-economy, Religion, and Politics,”
Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol: 34 (9), 2011, pp: 1608-1617. (SSCI)
- “Left-Wing Trade Unions in the Developing World: The Case of Turkey,” e-sosder, Vol: 6 (22),
2007, pp: 225-239.
Publications in Refereed Journals (In Turkish):
- “Demokratik Barış Teorisi: Bir Değerlendirme” [Democratic Peace Theory: An Assessment],
Uluslararası Hukuk ve Politika, Vol: 7(26), 2011, pp: 107-124.
- “Büyüyen Türkiye, Hırçınlaşan İsrail: Çatışmanın Kaçınılmazlığından İşbirliğinin İmkânına”
[Turkey Rises As Israel Gets More Belligerent: From an Inevitable Clash to Possible
Cooperation], Akademik Ortadoğu, Vol 10, 2011, pp: 127-140.
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- “Marazi Bir Durum Olarak Niyet Siyaseti: Türkiye’de Toplumsal Güven Eksikliği ve Bunun
Siyasal Sonuçları,” [Turkish “Politics of Intentions” As a Pathological Case: Low Social Trust in
Turkey and Its Political Consequences], International Journal of Human Sciences, Vol: 7 (2),
2010, pp: 234-246.
Other Publications
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(with Ilhan Kaya) “Kürt Sorunu: Çözüm Sürecinin Değerlendirmesi,” UKAM, July 2013.
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“Irak, ABD ve Türk Entelektüelleri: Müdahale Eleştirilerinin bir Eleştirisi,” ORSAM, 17.01.2012.
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“Refah Kapısı ve Artan Sorumluluklarımız,” Stratejik Düşünce, July 2011, pp: 19-22.
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“Swiss Minarets: Only the Tip of the Iceberg,” Foreign Policy in Focus, Washington, DC.
12.16.2009.
Conference Papers:
- “The Bastard of Conflict Studies: Measurement of Economic Development and Its Effect on
Conflicting Results,” paper presented at the 72nd annual meeting of the Midwest Political
Science Association, Apr 3-6, 2014, Chicago, IL.
- (with Abdulkadir Civan and Halit M. Tagma) “Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions and Its Energy Needs: A
Politico-Economic Approach,” paper presented at the 55th annual convention of the International
Studies Association, Mar 26-29, 2014, Toronto, Canada.
- “The Correlates of Kurdish Ethno-nationalism in Turkey: A More Definitive Test”, paper presented
at The PKK, Kurdish Nationalism and the Future of Turkey conference, Nov 7, 2013,
Alexandria, VA.
- (with Abdulkadir Yildirim) “The Political Economy of Turkey's Eastern Turn: An Empirical
Analysis of Erdogan's State Visits,” paper presented at the Middle Eastern Congress on Politics
and Society, Oct 11, 2012, Sakarya, Turkey.
- “Threats to National Security and Support for Terrorism,” paper presented at the 67th annual
meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Apr 2, 2009, Chicago, IL.
- “The Economics of Interstate Conflict in the Developing World,” paper presented at the 78th annual
meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Jan 5, 2007, Atlanta, GA.
- “Historicizing the Democratic Peace: An Economic Approach,” paper presented at the 75th annual
meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Jan 8, 2004, New Orleans, LA.
Invited Talks:
- “Turkish Perception of Israel,” ORSAM Summer School, Trabzon, 05.07.2012.
Working Papers:
- “Measurement, Economic Development, and Conflicting Results in Conflict Studies”
- “The Arab Spring and Turkey’s Kurdish Issue”
- “The Political Economy of Sovereign Bond Ratings”
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Journals served as a referee:
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Ethnic and Racial Studies, Insight Turkey, International Journal of Conflict Management, Security
Dialogue, Turkish Studies.
Methods/statistics education (graduate level):
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Statistics for Social Science
Research Methods in Social Sciences
Data Analysis in Social Sciences
Quantitative Analysis for Social Scientists
Advanced Quantitative Analysis
Awards:
- Research assistantship (Advisor: Prof. Jeffery Mondak), Florida State University, Fall 2002.
- Turkish Council of Higher Education, scholarship for abroad doctoral study, 2002-2006.
- Bilkent University, fellowship, 1998-2002.
Languages known:
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Turkish: native
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English: fluent in reading, writing, and speaking
KPDS 2010: 98
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Spanish: fluent in reading, sufficient in writing and speaking
KPDS 2010: 97
Hobbies:
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Playing tennis, watching (good) movies, spending time with his family.
Academic References:
Dale L. Smith
Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL, 32306-2230
Phone: 850-644-5727
E-mail: [email protected]
Will Moore
Professor
Department of Political Science
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2230
E-mail: [email protected]
Mark Souva
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL, 32306-2230
Phone: 850-644-7315
E-mail: [email protected]
James Simeone
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Political Science
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL, 61702-2900
Phone: 309-556-3126
E-mail: [email protected]
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