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Dr. Sena Karasipahi is an Instructional Assistant Professor in the Department of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University. Dr. Karasipahi has served at Texas A&M in different teaching capacities since 2006 when she started as a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science.
Dr. Karasipahi professional interests include international politics and history of the Middle East, Islamic resurgence movements in the Middle East and Turkey; the relationship between religion, modernity, secularism and democracy; political Islam; state-religion relations in the Middle East; identity politics; democratization and Islamic politics in the Middle East and Turkey; contemporary Islamic activist intellectuals in the Middle East; and Turkish Politics.
After receiving a B.A. in History from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey in 1997, Karasipahi received M.A. degrees from both the International University of Japan (Niigata, Japan) and Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). Dr. Karasipahi received her Ph.D. in Turkish Studies in June of 2005 from the University of Leiden in Leiden, The Netherlands.