Professor and Director, Center for Global Governance, Institute of Global Studies, Shanghai University.
Tugrul Keskin is Associate Professor and Director of the newly established Center for Global Governance at Shanghai University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Virginia Tech, with graduate certificate degrees in African Studies, Social and Political Thought, and International Research and Development. He has been the graduate director at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Maltepe University in Turkey. He taught at the Department of International and Global Studies and at the Center for Turkish Studies at Portland State University, where he also served as the Middle East Studies coordinator for six years. His research and teaching interests include international and global studies, social and political theory, african society and politics, sociology of human rights, islamic movements, and sociology of the Middle East.
Professor Keskin is also the founder and moderator of the Sociology of Islam mailing list, and the founder and editor of the Sociology of Islam (Brill journal) and region editor for Middle East and North Africa of Critical Sociology (Sage journal).
Among his most recent publications: “Middle East Studies after September 11: Neo-Orientalism, American Hegemony and Academia“, Brill 2018; “U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: from American Missionaries to the Islamic State“, Palgrave 2018.