Dr. Nil S. Satana is a faculty member and Director of Graduate Studies at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. She received her B.A. from the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey and M.A. & Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo. Her research interests include ethnic politics, democratization and civil-military relations, third party interventions in civil conflicts and religious/ethnic extremism and terrorism. Dr. Satana currently holds a grant funded by Department of Homeland Security for her project with Johanna Birnir titled “One God For All? Fundamentalism and Group Radicalization.” She has published several book chapters as well as journal articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the Comparative Political Studies, Terrorism and Political Violence, Armed Forces and Society and Turkish Studies. Dr. Satana is currently completing a manuscript on the normalization of civil-military relations in Turkey and its implications for other countries in the Middle East.
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