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Dr. Ertuğ Tombuş

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Academic Coordinator

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Ertuğ Tombuş holds a PhD in political science from Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey. He is a Research Fellow at the Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the academic coordinator of Blickwechsel: Contemporary Turkey Studies Program. Before joining Humboldt, he taught at Columbia University, The New School for Liberal Arts, Eugene Lang College, Western Connecticut State University, Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY, and Izmir University of Economics. He is the managing editor of Constellations: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory. He was a visiting research fellow at Northwestern University and Yale University and he earned MPhil in Sociology from the New School for Social Research, MSc and BSc in Political Science from Middle East Technical University. He is the managing editor of Constellation: An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory. His primary research and teaching areas are political theory, theories of constitution-making, comparative constitutionalism, populism, secularism, political sociology and Turkish politics.

Selected Publications

Tombus, E. (2018).

Autocracy behind a democratic facade: the political regime in Turkey. Retrieved from

Tombus, E. & Aygenc, B. (2017).
(Post-)Kemalist secularism in Turkey. Journal of Balkans and Near Eastern Studies, 19(1).

Tombus, E. (2017, March 3).
The fall of Turkish democracy: Codifying autocracy through constitutional amendments. Retrieved from

Tombus, E. (2015, November 10).
The tragedy of the 2015 Turkish Elections.

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Tombus, E. (2014).
Erdoğan’s Turkey: Beyond legitimacy and legality. Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (ResearchTurkey), 3(12).

Tombus, E. (2014). 
[Review of the book Islamic Schools in Modern Turkey: Faith, Politics, and Education, by I. Ozgur]. International Journal of Middle East Studies, 46.12

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