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Yeşim Arat
Professor of Political Science and International Relations
Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Yeşim Arat (Yale College, BA ’78, Princeton University PhD ’83) is a professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. She is the author of The Patriarchal Paradox: Women Politicians in Turkey (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1989),Rethinking Islam and Liberal Democracy: Islamist Women in Turkish Politics (SUNY Press, 2005),Violence Against Women in Turkey (with Ayse Gul Altinay-Punto, 2009-Turkish version, 2008 Pen Duygu Asena Award) and numerous articles on women as well as Turkish politics. Arat was the Provost of her university between 2008-2012 and is a member of the Science Academy, Turkey. She is currently working on a book on post 1980 politics of Turkey. Professor Arat was nominated by the Mediterranean Studies Forum.