Dr. Ihsan Yilmaz

Nonresident Senior Research Fellow
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Ihsan Yilmaz is Research Professor and Chair of Islamic Studies and Intercultural Dialogue at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI), Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

He has conducted research on nation-building; citizenship; ethnic-religious-political identities and their securitization (Middle East, Pakistan, Indonesia); minority-majority relations (Australia, Turkey, the UK, and the USA); socio-legal affairs, identities, belonging and political participation of Muslim minorities in the West (the UK, Australia, and the USA); Islam-state-society relations in the majority and minority contexts; global Islamic movements; political Islam in a comparative perspective; Turkish politics; authoritarianization; Turkish diasporas (the UK, Australia, the USA); transnationalism; intergroup contact (Australia); and politics of victimhood (Australia, Turkey).

Dr. Yilmaz was a professor of political science at Istanbul Fatih University (2008-2016). He was a lecturer in law, social sciences, and politics at SOAS, University of London (2001-2008) where he taught “Islamic Law and Society,” “Legal Systems of Asia and Africa,” and “Turkish Politics” at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Before SOAS, he was a fellow at the Center for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford (1999-2001) where he worked on Muslim political participation in the UK and unofficial Muslim laws of young Muslims in the West.

Latest by Ihsan Yilmaz

Profiles

Erdogan’s Political Journey: From Victimised Muslim Democrat to Authoritarian, Islamist Populist February 14, 2021.

Imran Khan: From Cricket Batsman to Populist Captain Tabdeli of Pakistan February 10, 2021.

The AKP’s Authoritarian, Islamist Populism: Carving out a New Turkey February 5, 2021.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf: Pakistan’s Iconic Populist Movement February 3, 2021.

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