Dr Didem Buhari-Gulmez (6 October 2014- 5 October 2015) obtained her PhD in Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway University of London. Her research at LSEE is sponsored by TUBITAK post-doctoral fellowship and involves a tridimensional approach to state recognition: European Union, World Polity and the contested state with a special focus on the cases of Kosovo, Crimea and Cyprus. Previously she was an Early Career research fellow at Oxford Brookes University. Her publications include amongst others: European Multiplicity (co-editor with Chris Rumford, Cambridge Scholars Press 2014); “Europeanization of Foreign Policy and World Culture: Turkey’s Cyprus policy”, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 12(1), 81-95, 2012; and “Stanford School on Sociological Institutionalism: a Global Cultural Approach”, International Political Sociology 4(3), 253-270, 2010. She is currently co-editing Global Culture: Consciousness and Connectivity, (with Roland Robertson, Ashgate) and the special issue “Europe and World Society” (with Chris Rumford, Journal of Contemporary European Studies).