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Doctoral Dissertation Competition

Contemporary Turkish Studies
Doctoral Dissertation Competition


Competition on Doctoral Dissertations on Contemporary Turkey


The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies announces a competition for doctoral dissertations completed on contemporary Turkey.

Dissertations must have been written in English and the candidate must have obtained the PhD degree from a social sciences or humanities department/programme of a university in the UK or any other European country during the calendar years 2010 and 2011. Dissertations submitted to a university in Turkey are not eligible.

The dissertation can deal with any aspect (politics, economy, society, international relations, culture, etc.) of contemporary Turkey defined as Turkey since the end of World War II.  Part of the dissertation can deal with the earlier period.

Comparative doctoral dissertations which include contemporary Turkey as part of a two or three- country study are also eligible.

A jury of three academic experts including Professor Şevket Pamuk will evaluate the dissertations.

To apply, please send by e-mail a PDF copy your doctoral dissertation and a scanned copy of the official university document indicating the receipt of the PhD degree between the dates 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2011 to Ümit Sönmez at the e-mail address below. Submissions without this degree document cannot be considered.

The deadline for applications is 31 March, 2012.

Results will be announced at the LSE Turkish Chair website and e-mailed to all the applicants on or before 10 May, 2012.

The award winning dissertation(s) will be invited to LSE for a presentation and the ceremony in June 2012.


Ümit SönmezResearch Officer: Turkey and European Union
European Institute
London School of Economics and Political Science
E-mail: u.sonmez@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 6067
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7955 7546





Doctoral Dissertation Competition on Contemporary Turkey