Dr Marc Herzog was the Assistant Director of the British Institute at Ankara from 2011 until 2015 and is now an honorary research fellow there. He finished his PhD at the University of Exeter in 2011. His doctoral thesis focused on the emergence of Muslim Democrat politics and parties in the past two decades and its effects on processes of party system stabilization and institutionalization in Turkey within a comparative frame.
He is the co-editor of 'Turkey and the Politics of National Identity' (IB Tauris, 2014), as well as 'The Role, Position, And Agency of Cusp States in International Relations' (Routledge, 2014) focusing on international relations. His research interests are in the fields of Turkish party politics, political Islam and the dynamics of moderation, democratization, party system institutionalisation, Turkish foreign policy, new social movements as well as the politics of identity in the Turkish context.