Emre Erol is an assistant professor of history at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabancı University (Istanbul). He completed his Ph.D. at Leiden University’s School of Middle Eastern Studies and his M.A. (history) and his undergraduate studies (political sciences) at Sabanci University. His doctoral dissertation has been published as a book titled The Ottoman Crisis in Western Anatolia / Turkey’s Belle Époque and the Transition to a Modern Nation State by I.B. Tauris in 2016. He worked at the University of Leiden and taught a variety of courses between 2009 and 2016. He worked in the School of Middle Eastern Studies, the International Studies and the International Honours College of Leiden University at The Hague (LUC). He thought courses in the fields of history, area studies, political science and philosophy. His main areas of interest are the late Ottoman history, modern Turkish history, migration and capitalism in the Eastern Mediterranean, comparative Area Studies and nationalisms. He is involved with research projects and freelance consulting in addition to teaching.
In his review of Cihan Tuğal’s The Fall of the Turkish Model Emre Erol examines how and why Turkey has transitioned from neoliberal democracy to authoritarianism.