Dr. Ahmet Erdi Öztürk is an associate professor of politics and international relations at London Metropolitan University. He is also working as Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow at Coventry University in the UK and GIGA in Germany (between 2021-2023).

He is an associate researcher (Chercheur Associé) at the Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes. He is the co-editor of the Edinburgh University Press Series on Modern Turkey and editor of the International Journal of Religion. He is also associate editor of Middle East Politics and Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.

He was a Swedish Institute Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), at Linköping University, Scholar in Residence at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

He is the author of more than 30 peer-review journal articles, numerous policy reports, opinion pieces and co-editor of four special issues on religion and politics and Turkish politics. Dr. Öztürk is the co-editor of Authoritarina Politics in Turkey: Elections, Resistance and the AKP (IB Tauris 2017), Ruin or Resilience? The Future of the Gulen Movement in Transnational Political Exile (Routledge 2018) and Islam, Populism and Regime Change in Turkey (Routledge 2019). In January 2021, his first solo-authored book, Religion, Identity and Power: Turkey and the Balkans in the Twenty-First Century is published by Edinburgh University Press.

He is a regular contributor to media outlets such as Open Democracy, The Conversation, Huffington Post and France 24. He is the winner of 2021 London Metropolitan University Outstanding Early Career Researcher and 2022 ISA’s ENMISA Emerging Scholar Award.