Prof. Dr. Nur KÖPRÜLÜ
Senator of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

Prof. Dr. Nur Köprülü, Department Head of Political Science, works at the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at the Near East University. She has been working on processes of democratization in the Arab Middle East precisely in the post-Arab uprisings era. Köprülü wrote her PhD dissertation on the consolidation of national identity in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan at Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey. She published articles on Jordan, analyzing consolidated monarchies and the regime-types and opposition via using Jordan as a case study in the Middle East, published by various journals in this area, including Middle East Policy, Middle Eastern Studies and British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. Köprülü is currently focused on the conceptualizations of authoritarian resilience in the Middle East and North Africa by referring to the trajectories of the regime-types as well as the changing nature of the state-society relations. She has also co-authored publications with regard to the quality of democracy and expectations of the young generation in Cyprus published by Southeast European and Black Sea Studies and Mediterranean Politics.