Halil İbrahim Yenigün is Research Fellow at POMEAS. He is Assistant Professor of Political Theory in the Department of International Relations at Istanbul Commerce University. He received his Ph.D. in August 2013 from the University of Virginia's (UVA) political theory program with his dissertation titled, The Political Ontology of Islamic Democracy: An Ontological Narrative of Contemporary Muslim Political Thought.
Previously he served as the Middle East Relations Officer at the United Cities and Local Government's Middle East and West Asia branch (UCLG-MEWA) in 2011. He also worked as a teaching assistant and reference librarian at UVA. From 2006 to 2010 he was the managing editor of the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS). He spent the 2007-2008 academic year as a Malone & Gallatin research fellow in the Middle Eastern Studies Center at American University in Cairo (AUC).
Yenigün has published articles, book reviews, and opinion pieces in journals such as İnsan ve Toplum (People & Society), Divan, The Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR), and AJISS. He also gave interviews to several magazines and newspapers in Turkey about the contemporary Muslim political thought. His research is focused on political ontology, political theology, radical democracy, and comparative political theory with a specific focus on the contemporary Muslim political thought. His research interests also include the current religiously oriented youth movements in Turkey and Egypt.
Yenigün is also involved in several NGOs that work on human rights, social justice issues, and free circulation of ideas. He has served as a founding member and general coordinator at Istanbul Think-house (Istanbul Düşünce Evi- IDE) and foreign relations committee member at Mazlumder Human Rights Association.
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