Ömer Turan is an Associate Professor at Istanbul Bilgi University, Department of International Relations. He received his PhD from the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Central European University in 2012. His research interests mainly focus on historical sociology, the denialism of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey, militarism, the anthropology of compulsory military service, and social movements. For the last ten years, he has been teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses on Turkish politics, social theory, and political sociology. He co-authored the book Devlet Aklı ve 1915: Türkiye'de "Ermeni Meselesi" Anlatısının İnşası (Raison d'Etat and 1915: The Construction of the "Armenian Question" Narrative in Turkey) with Güven Gürkan Öztan (İletişim Yayınları, 2018). He co-edited the volume The Dubious Case of a Failed Coup: Militarism, Masculinities and 15 July in Turkey with Feride Çiçekoğlu (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). He edited the volume 1968: İsyan, Devrim, Özgürlük (1968: Revolt, Revolution, Freedom) (Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları, 2019).
For the academic year 2019-2020, he is a Swedish Institute Senior Fellow at Lund University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies. During his stay at CMES, Ömer will continue working on his book project on denialism of the Armenian Genocide.