Article Referee, “New Perspectives on Writing the History of the Kurds: Historiography and Historical Questions” for Kurdish Studies, 2014

Book Referee, “Kurds and Kurdistan in the Islamic Era: Distinctiveness, Identity, and Nationalism,” for  RoutledgeBooks/Taylor & Francis Group.  2014

Referee for The National Humanities Center Fellowship 2013.

Member of Editorial Board, Kurdish Studies: An International Journal of Kurdish Studies, 2012 to present

Member of Editorial Board, Kürt Tarihi (Journal of Kurdish History), 2011 to present)

Entry Editor, “Iraq” Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations(2011)

Book Referee, “Diyarbekir: Social relations in an Ottoman Province, 1870-1915,” Brill Publishing (2011).

Member of Editorial Board Journal of Historical Research an international history journal based in Turkey (2010 to present).

Book Referee, Islam: the Straight Path for its new edition,Oxford University Press (2010).

Session Chair and Discussant, Middle East Studies Association’s 42nd meeting at Washington DC, (November 25, 2008).

Member of Fellowship committee, American Research Institute in Turkey (2006).

Journal Referee, International Journal of Middle East Studies(IJMES) (2006, 2009, 2010); Nations and Nationalism (2007);New Perspectives on Turkey (2010).

Conference organizer: “ 2nd Symposium on Modern Turkey,” held at  the University of Chicago and sponsored by Center for Middle Eastern Studies. (May 12-13, 2006).

Conference organizer: “Lives in-Between?” The Turkish Diaspora in Germany,” held at the University of Chicago (May 1-2, 2003).

Conference organizer: “Symposium on Modern Turkish Studies,” held at the University of Chicago and sponsored by Center for Middle Eastern Studies. (May 11-12, 2001)

Workshop organizer, “Evolving Identities of the Middle East: Turks, Kurds, Arabs and Armenians” held at the University of Chicago (May 12, 2000).


Member of the Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2010

Member and/or Chair of the Pauley Lecture SeriesCommittee 2008 to 2013

Member of the Assessment Committee, 2007

Member of the Admission and Financial Aid Committee (at Univ. of Chicago)

Member of the East European, Russian/Eurasian Studies (at Univ. of Chicago)


Member of the Advisory Board of The Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research and Studies at UCF, 2013 to present.

Member of the Advisory Board of The Kurdish Political Studies at UCF, 2013 to Present.

Member of the Advisory Board and co-Chair, Middle Eastern Studies Program at UCF, 2011 to Present.

Member of the Advisory Board, The Al Ghazali Islamic Studies Program 2011 to Present.

Member of CAH Dean’s Advisory Committee, 2014 toPresent.

Member of CAH Ethics Committee, 2011 to present.

Member of CAH-RIA Committee, 2010

CAH Graduate Studies  and Research Committee, 2008 topresent.

Member of the CAH-TIP Committee, 2009

Member of the Religious Studies Curriculum Committee,2008 to present

Workshop and Lecture Organizer, 2009 “Turkish Sufism and Mystical Music” by Latif Bolat

Member of the Fulbright Committee (at Univ. of Chicago)

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