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Pinar Bilgin

Former Fellow


September 1, 2006 — May 1, 2007

Professional affiliation

Professor of International Relations, Bilkent University

Wilson Center Projects

Globalization and Security in the Developing World: The Case of Turkey

Full Biography

Pinar Bilgin is a Professor of International Relations at Bilkent University. She holds a Ph.D. in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth (2000), an M.Sc. in Strategic Studies from UWA, an M.A. in International Relations from Bilkent University and a B.Sc. in International Relations from Middle East Technical University. She is the author of Regional Security in the Middle East: A Critical Perspective (2005; 2nd ed. 2019),  The International in Security, Security in the International (2016) and co-editor of Routledge Handbook of International Political Sociology (2017) and  Asia in International Relations: Unthinking Imperial Power Relations (2017).

She was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at WWIC, Washington DC in 2006-07 and a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London in 2013-14.  She was a visiting professor at the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies of the University of Southern Denmark and a visiting scholar at the Center for the Resolution of International Conflicts  (CRIC) at the University of Copenhagen during 2015-16. 

She is currently one of the Associate Editors of International Studies Quarterly (2019- ) and the co-editor (with Monica Herz) of the Palgrave book series, Critical Security Studies in the Global South

She received  ‘the best article published in Politics in 2004′  award by the Political Studies Association in 2005. She is also a recipient of  the ‘GEBİP Young Scientist Award’ by Turkish Academy of Sciences (2008) and ‘TUBİTAK Young Scientist Incentive Award’ by the The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (2009).  She has been an Associate Member of Turkish Academy of Sciences since 2012. Some of her publications can be reached at

Major Publications

Regional Security in the Middle East: A Critical Perspective. London: Routledge, revised and updated second edition, 2019

The International in Security, Security in the International. London: Routledge, 2016

Regional Security in the Middle East: A Critical Perspective (London: Routledge, 2005)

"Turkey's Changing Security Discourses: The Challenge of Globalisation," European Journal of Political Research, vol.44, pp.1-27.(2004) (with Adam David Morton)

"From ‘Rogue' to ‘Failed' States? The Fallacy of Short-termism," Politics, vol.24, no.3, pp.169-180 (was awarded UK Political Studies Association's annual prize for the best article published in Politics in 2004)