Candan Badem


Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre Visiting Fellow


Dates of Stay in Oxford:

01/09/2022 to 12/06/2023


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Candan Badem is an associate professor of history. He holds his BA degree from Boğaziçi University (1992), an MA degree from the University of Birmingham, Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (2001), and a PhD from Sabancı University (2007). In 2016, he was banned by a decree law from working in state universities in Turkey because of his signature in a declaration by academics, urging government to stop violence against civilian Kurds. In the academic year 2020-21 he was a scholarship holder at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and a visiting researcher at Uppsala University in 2021-22. He is the author of The Ottoman Crimean War, The Construction of Tiflis-Aleksandropol-Kars Railway (coauthor Sonya Mirzoyan), Çarlık Yönetiminde Kars, Ardahan, Artvin 1878-1918, and the editor of the Routledge Handbook of the Crimean War. His current research is on the Russian-Ottoman borderlands in South Caucasus at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries.   


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