Nur Köprülü

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü has been working on processes of democratization in the Arab Middle East and consolidated monarchies in the post-Arab uprisings era. Her research interests also cover electoral pluralism and authoritarianism. Köprülü wrote her Ph.D. dissertation on the consolidation of national identity in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at METU, Ankara, Turkey. She published articles on Jordan, analyzing consolidated monarchies and the regime-types and opposition via using Jordan as a case study in the Middle East, published by various journals in this area, including Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Policy, Mediterranean Politics, Israel Affairs, and Middle East Quarterly. Köprülü is currently focused on the conceptualizations of authoritarian resilience and authoritarian upgrading in the Middle East and North Africa by referring to the trajectories of the regime-types as well as the changing nature of the state-society relations. In addition, she has papers presented recently on the role of Islamist actors and social mobilization and the regimes’ responses vis-à-vis the opposition in the post-Arab uprisings era. She has also co-authored publications with regard to the quality of democracy and expectations of the young generation in Cyprus. She currently works at the Near Eastern University, North Cyprus, and teaches the courses entitled International Organizations, IR theories and Middle East Politics.