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College of Arts and Sciences

Begüm Adalet

Assistant Professor, Government

 Begum Adalet

Academic focus:

Contemporary political theory, colonialism and development, U.S.-Middle East

Current research project: 

Emplotting Development: Narratives of Land Reform in Turkey and the United States

Previous positions (include for each position, in this order: title, department, institution, and years worked): 

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Government, Cornell University, 2017-2019
  • Faculty Fellow, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University, 2015-2017
  • Instructor, Politics, Ithaca College, 2014-2015

Academic background:

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008
  • B.A., Political Science, Swarthmore College, 2005

Last book read:

“Heavy” by Kiese Laymon

In your own time/when not working:

Crossword puzzles, watching old films

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Political Theories of Colonialism

What most excites you about Cornell:

Possibilities for interdisciplinary research and teaching.