Teaching and Supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Black Sea Basin and Regionalism
  • Nationalism and World Politics
  • War, Identity, and Society
  • Rising Powers and World Politics
  • Wars, New Wars, and the Geopolitics of Warfare

Current Supervision

Currently supervising seven PhD and two MA students at Karadeniz Technical University.

PhD Students:

Hulya Kinik

Thesis title: Yükselen Güçlerin Uluslararası Sisteme Entegrasyonu: Türkiye Örneği
Degree subject: International Relations
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: (expected graduation: June 2022)

Mohammed Hashiru

Thesis title: Hydropolitics of River Nile: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia in Contention
Degree subject: International Relations
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: (expected graduation: January 2022)


Dilek Karadeniz

Thesis title: Yükselen Güçler ve Güvenlik İkilemi’nin Yeniden Doğuşu: Çin-Hindistan Rekabeti (The Rising Powers and The Revival of the Security Dilemma: China-India Rivalry)
Degree subject: International Relations
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: (expected graduation: June 2023)


Ekrem Ok

Thesis title: Transformation of Humanitarian Intervention: A Comparative Perspective, 1945-2020
Degree subject: International Relations
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: (expected graduation: January 2022)


Metehan Can
Degree subject: International Relations

Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy


Fevzi Kirbasoglu
Degree subject: International Relations
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy


Iryna Tkatchuk
Degree subject: 
International Relations
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy


MA Students:

Ruhullah Afshar
Degree subject: International Relations

Degree type: Master of Arts


Rukiye Patan
Degree subject: International Relations

Degree type: Master of Arts


Previous Supervision

Successfully supervised three MA students at Karadeniz Technical University.


Sedanur Yildiz – (graduated on July 2019)
Thesis title: Brexit and the Small states in the EU: the Case of Slovakia

Degree subject: International Relations
Degree type: Master of Arts
Awarded date: July 2019


Fevzi Kirbasoglu – (graduated on July 2019)
Thesis title: Avrupa Birliği’nin Yükselen Güçlere Yönelik Politikası: Türkiye Örneği (The EU’s Response to Rising Powers: The case of Turkey)

Degree subject: International Relations
Degree type: Master of Arts
Awarded date: July 2019


Idrissa Tamba Bindi – (graduated on February 2017)
Thesis title: Liberal Peace and Peacebuilding: The Case of Sierra Leone

Degree subject: International Relations
Degree type: Master of Arts
Awarded date: February 2017