PhD, University of Washington
Office: H 1225-25
Telephone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5062
Dr. Belge received her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Washington. During 2008-2010, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at Harvard University. Her research interests include state-minority relations, law and society, the politics of everyday life, and gender relations. Her dissertation, titled “Whose Law?: Clans, Honor Killings, and State-Minority Relations in Turkey and Israel,” received the best dissertation awards of the Law and Society Association and Israel Studies Association. The dissertation examines how the visions of national identity in Turkey and Israel shaped the modes of governance each state developed to control its minority population and the willingness and capacity of these states to administer a uniform body law of law over all citizens. Currently, Dr. Belge is working on an FQRSC-funded project on civilian victimization during the Kurdish conflict in Turkey, a project on informal dispute resolution in low income neighborhoods of Istanbul and Cairo (with Lisa Blaydes), and a project on the transformation of judicial power in Turkey. She teaches courses on the Middle East, comparative politics, and ethnic conflict.
POLI 395 Politics of the Middle East
POLI 487Y Authority & Protest in the Middle East
POLI 487Z Women & Gender in the Middle East
POLI 657 Nationalism and Ethnicity