H. Zeynep Bulutgil

Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics


H. Zeynep Bulutgil is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics. She received her PhD 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 book manuscript, Territorial Conflict and Ethnic Cleansing: Europe and Beyond, develops a theory that explains the conditions under which states decide to deport or exterminate ethnic groups living in their territory. She has received several competitive awards including a National Science Foundation Grant, which funded her fieldwork in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as a research fellowship at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Relations. Her general research interests include mass ethnic violence, comparative state formation, civil wars, territorial conflict, and European history.

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