Assoc. Prof.

IŞIK KUŞÇU BONNENFANT


Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences

Department of International Relations

Biography

Associate Professor Dr. Isik Kuscu-Bonnenfant received her PhD in December 2008 from the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. She teaches at the International Relations Department of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She was a visiting scholar at the Davis Center, Harvard University in 2016-17 Academic Year. Currently she is a British Academy Newton Fellow. Her research interests cover the former Soviet region (FSU), nation-building, peace and conflict studies, migration and diaspora and diaspora studies. She has published in journals such as International Migration, Central Asian Survey, Nationalities Papers and International Political Science Review.

 

Selected Publications

Internally Displaced Persons and the Cyprus Peace Process, International Political Science Review, Published Online October 2019, 1-17, DOI:10.1177/0192512119872057, with Charis Psaltis, Hüseyin Çakal and Neophythos Loizides.

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I. (2018) Constructing the Uyghur Diaspora: Identity Politics and the Transnational Uyghur Community. Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun G., Ercilasun K. (eds) The Uyghur Community. Politics and History in Central Asia. Palgrave Macmillan, New York.

“Changing Perception of Homeland for the Kazakh Diaspora” Nationalities Papers, Vol: 44 (3), 2016, 380-396.

“Normative Power Europe in Central Asia: The Case of Kazakhstan” Yearbook of Politics and International Relations, Vol.6, 2014, 127-154.

 

“The Uyghur Diaspora in Cyberspace: Identity and the Homeland Cause” Bilig: Türk Dünyası Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, Issue: 69  (Spring 2014), 143-160.

 

“The Public Debate Surrounding the Ethnic Return Migration Policy in Kazakhstan” International Migration, Vol.52 (2), April 2014, pp.178-197.

 

“The Origins of Uyghur Long Distance Nationalism: The First Generation Uyghur Diaspora in Turkey” Orta Asya ve Kafkasya Araştırmaları (OAKA) Dergisi, Vol.8 (16), 2013, 73-94.

 

“Constructing the Homeland: Kazakhstan`s Discourse and Policies surrounding its Ethnic Return Migration Policy” Central Asian Survey, Vol.31, No: 1, March 2012, pp.31-44.

 

 

Education Information

2004 - 2008

2004 - 2008

Doctorate

Indiana University Bloomington, United States Of America

2003 - 2004

2003 - 2004

Post Graduate

Indiana University Bloomington, Central Eurasian Studies, Central Eurasian Studies, United States Of America

2000 - 2003

2000 - 2003

Post Graduate

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations, Turkey

1995 - 1999

1995 - 1999

Under Graduate

Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Edebiyat Fakültesi, Mütercim Tercümanlık Bölümü, Turkey

Dissertations

2008

2008

Doctorate

Kazakhstan`s Oralman Project: A Remedy for Ambigous Identity?

Indiana University Bloomington

2003

2003

Post Graduate

The Russian Federation`s Military Policy in Central Asia: 1991-2001

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations

Foreign Languages

C1 Advanced

C1 Advanced

English

Certificates, Courses and Trainings

2017

2017

Sosyal Bilim Araştırmalarında Nitel Veri Analizi ve Görselleştirilmesi

IT

Middle East Technical University/SEM

2017

2017

Lessons Learned: The Effect of Migration on Terrorism: Challenges for CT/CVE" Workshop

Security

NATO-Center of Excellence Defense Against Terrorism

2013

2013

The Importance of Empowering Uyghur Women with the Skills and Tools of Democracy and Human Rights Advocacy

Human Rights

Femmes Solidaires, Secours Populaire Français, La Cimade, International Uyghur HR and Democracy Foundation

2011

2011

Akademik Gelişim Programı

Personal Evolution

Middle East Technical University

Research Areas

Social Sciences and Humanities, History, Political Science, Security Sciences

Academic Titles / Tasks

2018 - Continues

2018 - Continues

Associate Professor

Middle East Technical University, Faculty Of Economic And Administrative Sciences, Department Of International Relations

2010 - 2018

2010 - 2018

Assistant Professor

Middle East Technical University, Faculty Of Economic And Administrative Sciences, Department Of International Relations

2001 - 2010

2001 - 2010

Research Assistant

Middle East Technical University, Graduate School Of Social Sciences, Eurasian Studies

Managerial Experience

2019 - Continues

2019 - Continues

Head of Department

Middle East Technical University, Graduate School of Social Sciences, Eurasian Studies

2017 - 2018

2017 - 2018

Deputy Head of Department

Middle East Technical University, Faculty Of Economic And Administrative Sciences, Department Of International Relations

2012 - 2015

2012 - 2015

Deputy Head of Department

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations

2011 - 2014

2011 - 2014

Fakülte Akademik Kurul Üyesi

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences

2010 - 2013

2010 - 2013

Doktora Komisyonu Başkanı

Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Department of International Relations

Non Academic Experience

2000 - 2000

2000 - 2000

Deputy Editor

Public Corporation, Turkish International Cooperation Agency

Courses

Post Graduate

Post Graduate

PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES

Post Graduate

Post Graduate

THE POLITICS OF STATE-BUILDING IN EURASIA

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

Doctorate

Doctorate

STATE BUILDING AND NATION BUILDING IN POST-SOVIET SPACE

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

INTRODUCTION TO PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES

Post Graduate

Post Graduate

PROTHESIS SEMINAR

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

POLITICS OF DIASPORA

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS

Post Graduate

Post Graduate

INTRODUCTION TO POST-SOVIET POLITICS

Advising Theses

Designed Lessons

Post Graduate

Post Graduate

Peace and Conflict Studies

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

Politics of Diaspora

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

Under Graduate

Under Graduate

Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

Taught Courses And Trainings

2020 - 2021

2020 - 2021

Online workshop on Turks abroad and Related Communities at Countries of Origin (IOM Supporting Turkey’s Effort to Manage Migration) “Uyghur Turks”

Academic Units - Training

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

2020 - 2020

2020 - 2020

Göç İdaresi Genel Müdürlüğü’nün Geri Gönderme Merkezleri Kapasitesini Uluslararası İnsan Hakları Standartları Çerçevesinde Güçlendirmesine Destek Projesi Faz-II

Academic Units - Training

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

Articles Published in Journals That Entered SCI, SSCI and AHCI Indexes

2020

2020

Internally displaced persons and the Cyprus peace process

Psaltis C., Cakal H., Loizides N., KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, vol.41, no.1, pp.138-154, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) Creative Commons License identifier identifier

2016

2016

Diasporas of the Modern Middle East: Contextualizing Community

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MIDDLE EAST STUDIES, vol.48, pp.592-594, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

2016

2016

Changing perception of homeland for the Kazakh diaspora

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

NATIONALITIES PAPERS-THE JOURNAL OF NATIONALISM AND ETHNICITY, vol.44, no.3, pp.380-396, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

2014

2014

Ethnic Return Migration and Public Debate: The Case of Kazakhstan

Kuscu I.

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION, vol.52, pp.178-197, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

2014

2014

The Uyghur Diaspora in Cyberspace: Identity and Homeland Cause

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

BILIG, pp.143-160, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

2010

2010

Eurasia's New Frontiers: Young States, Old Societies, Open Futures

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES, vol.62, no.3, pp.539-541, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

Articles Published in Other Journals

2020

2020

Türkiye ve Dünyada Uygur Diasporası

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

Türkiye Günlüğü , no.143, pp.110-119, 2020 (National Non-Refereed Journal) Creative Commons License

2014

2014

Normative Power Europe in Central Asia The Case of Kazakhstan

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

Yearbook of Politics and International Relations, vol.6, pp.127-154, 2014 (Other Refereed National Journals)

2014

2014

Bağımsız Kazakistan da Eğitim ve Sağlık Sorunlar Reform Süreci ve Uluslararası Aktörlerin Rolü

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

Orta Asya ve Kafkasya Araştırmaları Dergisi, vol.9, pp.23-46, 2014 (Other Refereed National Journals)

2013

2013

The Origins of Uyghur Long Distance Nationalism The First Generation Uyghur Diaspora in Turkey

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

Orta Asya ve Kafkasya Araştırmaları Dergisi, vol.8, pp.73-94, 2013 (Other Refereed National Journals)

2012

2012

The Egyptian American Diaspora during and in the Aftermath of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

Orta Doğu Etüdleri, vol.4, pp.121-142, 2012 (Other Refereed National Journals)

2012

2012

Constructing the Homeland Kazakhstan s Discourse and Policies surrounding its Ethnic Return Migration Policy

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

CENTRAL ASIAN SURVEY, vol.31, pp.31-44, 2012 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

2004

2004

Eurasian Studies in Turkey

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

Central Eurasian Studies Review, vol.3, no.2, pp.2-10, 2004 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) Creative Commons License

2003

2003

Review on 2nd METU Conference on International Relations

KAHVECİ H., KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

Central Eurasian Studies Review, vol.2, pp.28-30, 2003 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

Refereed Congress / Symposium Publications in Proceedings

2021

2021

Türk Cumhuriyetleri ve Amerikan Dış Politikası

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

30. Yılında Türk Cumhuriyetleri Kongresi , Ankara, Turkey, 12 - 14 April 2021, pp.1-2 Creative Commons License

2019

2019

Turkish-Cypriot Diaspora and Homeland Politics: The Peace Referendum of 2004

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I. , Kahveci H.

Cyprus Diaspora Workshop, British Academy, , Lefkoşa, Cyprus (Kktc), 7 - 09 April 2019

2019

2019

(Welcoming Speech) Introducing the Project: Reuniting Cyprus

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

Cyprus Diaspora Workshop, Lefkosia, Cyprus (Gkry), 07 April 2019

2018

2018

The Way Home: Peace Settlements and Victims of Ethnic Cleansing

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

International Studies Association, California, United States Of America, 04 April 2018 - 08 April 2021, pp.35-36

2017

2017

Turkish Diaspora and Homeland Politics

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I. , KAHVECİ H.

METU-Kent University Workshop on Population Movements in and from the Eastern Mediterrenan, 06 November 2017

2017

2017

Turkish Cypriot Diaspora in the UK and the Cyprus Peace Talks: What Role for the Future?

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I. , KAHVECİ H.

IPSA Democratization and Constitutional Design in Divided Societies, 23 - 27 June 2017

2017

2017

Central Asian Nation Building: An Overview and Prospects for the Future

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

Central Asia Turns 25: The Lessons of Independence and Prospects for Future, 28 February 2017

2015

2015

Kazakshtan s Perspective on the Ukraine Crisis

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

Central Eurasian Studies Society 16th Annual Conference, Washington, Kiribati, 14 - 18 December 2015

2015

2015

Unity through Borders

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

Opening Speech for the METU College Model United Nations, Turkey, 11 - 13 December 2015

2015

2015

Celebrating the 550th Year of Kazakh Statehood

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

European Society for Central Asian Studies, Zürich, Switzerland, 8 December - 11 October 2015

2015

2015

Nation Building through Ethnic Migration in the Former Soviet Space the Case of Kazakhstan

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

Peace Processes and Durable Solutions to Displacement, British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) in partnership with the University of Kent and Saint Mary’s University, Ankara, Turkey, 17 - 19 April 2015

2014

2014

The EU s Normative Power Human Rights in Kazakhstan

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

University of Pittsburgh, European Studies Center, Pittsburgh, United States Of America, 11 September 2014

2014

2014

Russia as the Motherland Russian Diaspora and Tatars in Crimea Turkish Perception

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

St.Petersburg Devlet Üniversitesi, St.Petersburg, Russia, 29 April 2014

2013

2013

Türkiye de Avrasya Çalışmaları Sorunlar ve Çözüm Önerileri

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

İstanbul Üniversitesi Avrasya Enstitüsü, İstanbul, Turkey, 19 - 20 June 2013

2013

2013

Turkey as a Host State Migration of Kazakhs and Uyghurs in the 1950s

ÜNLÜ BİLGİÇ T. , KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

The 14th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference, Wisconsin-Madison, United States Of America, 3 - 06 October 2013

2012

2012

The Egyptian American Diaspora during and in the aftermath of the Egyptian Revolution

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

11.ODTÜ Uluslararası İlişkiler Konferansı, Ankara, Turkey, 13 - 15 June 2012

2010

2010

The Role of Turkish Cypriot Diaspora in Britain in Homeland s Politics

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

9.ODTÜ Uluslararası İlişkiler Konferansı, Cyprus (Kktc), 20 - 22 May 2010

2009

2009

Kazakhstan s Oralman Project A Remedy for Ambiguous Identity

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

The European Society for Central Asian Studies, Eleventh Conference on "Studying Central Asia: in quest for new paths and concepts, Budapest, Hungary, 3 - 05 September 2009

2009

2009

Kazakhstan s Oralman Project A Remedy for Ambiguous Identity

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

8.ODTÜ Uluslararası İlişkiler Konferansı, Ankara, Turkey, 17 - 19 June 2009

2008

2008

Outer Turks of Eurasia in the Changing Discourse and Activities of the Turkish Nationalists

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

13th Annual Convention of the Association of the Studies of Nationalism, New-York, United States Of America, 10 - 12 April 2008

2008

2008

Domestic Debate Surrounding the Ethnic Return Migration Policy in Kazakhstan

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

15th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference, Bloomington, United States Of America, 22 - 23 March 2008

2007

2007

The Case of Kazakhstan s Oralmans Disillusionment with the Homeland

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

International Conference on Kaldyrbaev Monuments, Aktöbe, Kazakhstan, 17 - 18 May 2007

2005

2005

State led Nation Building in Kazakhstan

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

12th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference, Bloomington, United States Of America, 09 April 2005

2003

2003

Eurasian Studies in Turkey

AYATA A. , KAHVECİ H., KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

Central Eurasian Studies Society, Boston, United States Of America, 2 - 05 October 2003, vol.3, pp.2-10

2003

2003

Russian Federation s Security Policies towards Central Asia

KUŞÇU BONNENFANT I.

2.ODTÜ Uluslararası İlişkiler Konferansı, Ankara, Turkey, 23 June 2003

Books & Book Chapters

2021

2021

Türk Cumhuriyetleri ve Amerikan Dış Politikası

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

in: 30.Yılında Türk Cumhuriyetleri: Küresel Politika (3.Cilt), Fırat Yaldız, Editor, Nobel Yayın Dağıtım, Ankara, pp.151-169, 2021 Creative Commons License

2021

2021

Kazakistan’da Ulus ve Devlet İnşasını Güçlendirici Bir Dinamik olarak Tarih Yazımı ve Tarih Bilincini Güçlendirme Çabaları

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

in: Kazakistan: Tarih, Toplum, Ekonomi, Siyaset , Cengiz Buyar, Editor, BYR Publishing , Bishkek, pp.85-103, 2021 Creative Commons License

2018

2018

Constructing the Uyghur Diaspora: Identity Politics and the Transnational Uyghur Community

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

in: The Uyghur Community: Diaspora, Identity and Geopolitics, Guljanat Kurmangalieva Ercilasun,Konuralp Ercilasun, Editor, Macmillan/Palgrave Press, London , New York, pp.85-103, 2018 Creative Commons License

2015

2015

Kazakistan: İç Politika, Dış Politika, Sosyal Dinamikler 2013

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

in: Türk Cumhuriyetleri ve Toplulukları Yıllığı 2013, Turgut Demirtepe,Murat Yılmaz, Editor, Ahmet Yesevi Üniversitesi Yayınları, Ankara, pp.69-111, 2015

2014

2014

Kırım`ın Rusya`ya Katılımının Bölgesel ve Küresel Düzeyde Etkileri

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

in: Uluslararası Politikada Ukrayna Krizi, Hasret Çomak,Caner Sancaktar,Zafer Yıldırım, Editor, Beta Basım Yayım Dağıtım, İstanbul, pp.309-334, 2014 Creative Commons License

2012

2012

Kazakistan`da Ulus İnşası Sürecinde Ethnik Geri Dönüş Göçü Siyaseti ve Etkileri

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.

in: Orta Asya da Siyaset ve Toplum Demokrasi Etnisite ve Kimlik, Turgut Demirtepe, Editor, USAK Yayınları, Ankara, pp.175-207, 2012 Creative Commons License

Memberships / Tasks in Scientific Organizations

2017 - Continues

2017 - Continues

ESCAS

Member

Scientific Refereeing

May 2021

May 2021

EĞİTİM BİLİM TOPLUM

National Scientific Refreed Journal

October 2020

October 2020

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW

Journal Indexed in SSCI

September 2020

September 2020

Project Supported by Public Organizations in Other Countries

Kazakhstan National Center of Science and Technology (NSTE), Kazakhstan

September 2020

September 2020

Project Supported by Public Organizations in Other Countries

Kazakhstan National Center of Science and Technology (NSTE), Kazakhstan

September 2020

September 2020

Project Supported by Public Organizations in Other Countries

Kazakhstan National Center of Science and Technology (NSTE), , Kazakhstan

September 2020

September 2020

Project Supported by Public Organizations in Other Countries

Kazakhstan National Center of Science and Technology (NSTE), Kazakhstan

September 2020

September 2020

Newton Programme Project

Newton Fund-REL, Research Environment Links Project, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

September 2020

September 2020

Newton Programme Project

Newton Fund-REL, Research Environment Links Project, American Intercontinental University in London, England

September 2020

September 2020

Newton Programme Project

Newton Fund-REL, Research Environment Links Project, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

September 2020

September 2020

Project Supported by Public Organizations in Other Countries

Kazakhstan National Center of Science and Technology (NSTE), Kazakhstan

September 2020

September 2020

Project Supported by Public Organizations in Other Countries

Kazakhstan National Center of Science and Technology (NSTE), Kazakhstan

July 2020

July 2020

Conflict Management and Peace science

Other Indexed Journal

January 2020

January 2020

ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Journal Indexed in SSCI

December 2019

December 2019

INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW

Journal Indexed in SSCI

December 2019

December 2019

BILIG

Journal Indexed in SSCI

June 2018

June 2018

BILIG

Journal Indexed in SSCI

February 2017

February 2017

BILIG

Journal Indexed in SSCI

October 2016

October 2016

PERCEPTİONS: JOURNAL OF INTERNATİONAL AFFAİRS

National Scientific Refreed Journal

August 2016

August 2016

BILIG

Journal Indexed in SSCI

January 2016

January 2016

Asian Ethnicity

Journal Indexed in ESCI

July 2015

July 2015

African Diaspora

Journal Indexed in ESCI

June 2015

June 2015

Asian Ethnicity

Journal Indexed in ESCI

May 2015

May 2015

ULUSLARARASI ILISKILER-INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Journal Indexed in SSCI

March 2014

March 2014

Geoforum

Other Indexed Journal

July 2013

July 2013

PERCEPTİONS: JOURNAL OF INTERNATİONAL AFFAİRS

National Scientific Refreed Journal

May 2013

May 2013

Asian Ethnicity

Journal Indexed in ESCI

June 2012

June 2012

BILIG

Journal Indexed in SSCI

Scientific Consultations

2018 - 2018

2018 - 2018

Scientific Consultancy

Yurtdışı Türkler ve Akraba Toplulukları Başkanlığı-YTB

Middle East Technical University, Faculty Of Economic And Administrative Sciences, Department Of International Relations, Turkey

Tasks In Event Organizations

Aralık 2020

Aralık 2020

Avrasya Söyleşileri- 10 Seminars

Scientific Congress

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I. , Biletska Y.
Ankara, Turkey

Nisan 2019

Nisan 2019

Cyprus and Challenges in Constitutional Transitions

Scientific Congress

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I.
Lefkosia, Cyprus (Gkry)

Ocak 2010

Ocak 2010

Conference on Supporting Turkey's Efforts in Migration Management Project

Scientific Congress

Kuşçu Bonnenfant I. , Yalvaç F.
Ankara, Turkey

Mobility Activity

2018 - 2018

2018 - 2018

Research Scholarship Program

Guest Researcher

The University of Kent at Canterbury, England

2016 - 2017

2016 - 2017

Sabbatical Leave

Guest Researcher

Harvard University, United States Of America

2014 - 2014

2014 - 2014

Other Exchange Programme

Guest Researcher

University of Pittsburgh, United States Of America

2010 - 2010

2010 - 2010

Improving Competencies and Qualifications

Lecturing

Charles University, Czech Republic



Edit Congress and Symposium Activities

2018

2018

Survey Polls in Cyprus and the Diaspora Covering Cypriots in the Two Communities and Overseas

Working Group

London-United Kingdom

2018

2018

The Way Home: Peace Settlements and Victims of Ethnic Cleansing

Working Group

California-United States Of America

Invited Talks

June 2021

June 2021

Doğu Türkistan Çalıştayı

Workshop

Türkiye Yazarlar Birliği-Turkey

January 2018

January 2018

“The Uighurs of Turkey and Europe: Homeland, Identity and Transnational Activism”

Seminar

-France

Scholarships

2004 - 2008

2004 - 2008

Doktora Bursu

YOK

Citations

Total Citations (WOS): 8

h-index (WOS): 2

Jury Memberships

May-2018

May 2018

PhD Thesis Monitoring Committee Member

PhD Thesis Monitoring Committee Member - Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi