Dr. Ahmet Erdi Öztürk is a lecturer of politics and international relations at London Metropolitan University. Between 2021-2023 he will work as Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow at Coventry University in the UK and GIGA in Germany.

He is also an associate researcher (Chercheur Associé) at the Institut Français d’Études Anatolienneseditor of the International Journal of Religion and co-editor of the Edinburgh University Press Series on Modern Turkey.

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

He is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed 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). His first solo-authored book, Religion, Identity and Power: Turkey and the Balkans in the Twenty-First Century will be published by Edinburgh University in early 2021.

He is a regular contributor to media outlets such as Open Democracy, The Conversation, Huffington Post and France 24.