H. Zeynep Bulutgil

Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics


H. Zeynep Bulutgil is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2009 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University prior to joining The Fletcher School. Her research focuses on two areas. Her first project explores the conditions and processes that lead to (or prevent) ethnic cleansing. This project has resulted in a forthcoming book titled, The Roots of Ethnic Cleansing in Europe (Cambridge University Press) as well as an article that has been accepted with minor revisions at the Journal of Peace Research. Her second and more recent project explores the conditions under which the legal structures of countries become divorced from religious actors and regulations. To explore this question, she has compiled a historical-cross-national dataset on institutional secularization that covers the post-1850 period. Her work-in-progress uses this data-set along with historical case studies to analyze the conditions under which countries adopt secular legal systems.

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