Faculty Member

Pınar Bilgin

Professor, Chair

Pınar Bilgin




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Pınar Bilgin is a professor of International Relations. She holds a Ph.D. in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2000), an M.Sc. in Strategic Studies from UWA, an M.A. in International Relations from Bilkent University and a B.Sc. in International Relations from Middle East Technical University. She is the author of Regional Security in the Middle East: A Critical Perspective (2005), The International in Security, Security in the International (2016) and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology (With Xavier Guillaume, forthcoming in 2017), Asia in International Relations: Unthinking Imperial Power Relations (with L.H.M. Ling, forthcoming in 2017). She was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at WWIC, Washington DC in 2006-07 and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King's College London in 2013-14. She was a visiting professor at the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies of the University of Southern Denmark and a visiting scholar at the Center for the Resolution of International Conflicts (CRIC) at the University of Copenhagen during 2015-16. She served as Associate Editor ofSecurity Dialogue during 2008-2013 and Associate Editor of International Political Sociology during 2012-2017. She is on the editorial board member of the journals ID: International Dialogue, Global Discourse, Security Dialogue, International Studies Quarterly, Foreign Policy Analysis and Geopolitics, and international editorial advisory board of the journals Millennium: Journal of International Relations, Mediterranean Politics, Perceptions, and Uluslararası İlişkiler. She is the co-editor (with Monica Herz) of the new Palgrave book series, Critical Security Studies in the Global South. Prof. Bilgin received 'the best article published in Politics in 2004′ award by the Political Studies Association in 2005. I am also a recipient of the 'GEBİP Young Scientist Award' by Turkish Academy of Sciences (2008) and 'TUBİTAK Young Scientist Incentive Award' by the The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (2009). She has been an Associate Member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences since 2012.


  • Ph.D. in International Politics, The University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
  • M.Sc. in Strategic Studies, The University of Western Australia.
  • B.Sc. in International Relations, Middle East Technical University.