Dr Marc Herzog

Marc Herzog received his PhD degree from Exeter University in 2011. He is currently an Honorary Research Fellow of the BIAA. He was the BIAA’s Assistant Director from 2011 to 2015 and now works as an aid professional in the humanitarian Syria response. 

His academic background is as a political scientist and comparative specialist on issues of governance, political development, international relations and democratization with a regional focus on the eastern Mediterranean.

His research and writings also focused on themes such as politics of memory, political Islam and party politics, contemporary social movements, and humanitarian aid. His current interest is on the history of cross-border humanitarian assistance.


  • PhD in Political Science, Exeter University (2012)
  • Msc in Politics by ResearchUniversity of Edinburgh (2006)
  • Msc in International & European PoliticsUniversity of Edinburgh (2005)
  • BA hons in Journalism Studies, Edinburgh Napier University (2004)


Herzog, M. (2020) ‘Struggling to see the trees for the wood: reflecting on decision-making in the humanitarian context’, ALNAP, Jan. 31, https://www.alnap.org/blogs/struggling-to-see-the-trees-for-the-wood-reflecting-on-decision-making-in-the-humanitarian

Herzog, M. (2017) ‘Crossing back and forth: Identity and belonging across and beyond bordered worlds in the movies of Fatih Akin, in Karakatsanis, L., Baysal, E. (eds.), Bordered Places - Bounded times, British Institute at Ankara, pp.195-205.

Herzog, M., Weikert, J. et al (2017) Field Manual for Humanitarian E-Voucher Programs in Turkey, Welthungerhilfe

Herzog, M., Karakatsanis, L. (2016) ‘Radicalization and Transformation in South-Eastern Europe: States, Societies and Contentious Politics – Special Issue’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 24(2).

Herzog, M., Karakatsanis, L. (2016) ‘Radicalisation as form: beyond the security paradigm’, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 24(2), pp.199-206.

Herzog, M., White, D. (2016) ‘Relating state capacity to authoritarian regime formation and consolidation in Turkey and Russia’, South-East Europe and Black Sea Studies, 16(4), pp.551-569.

Herzog, M. (2015) ‘Balkan discourses of the European ‘Other’: Turkey’s foreign policy discourse in South-Eastern Europe under the AKP’, in Couroucli, M., Marinov, T. (eds.), Balkan Heritages, Ashgate, pp.189-207.

Herzog, M., Robins, P. (2014) The Role, Position and Agency of Cusp States in International Relations, Routledge.

Herzog, M., Brennan, S. (2014) Turkey and the Politics of National Identity, I.B. Tauris.

Herzog, M., Akder, D.G. (2014) ‘Turkey and the Arab Spring’, in Sadiki, L. (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring: Rethinking Democratization, Routledge, pp.504-514.

Herzog, M. (2014) ‘From Cusp to Hub? How Turkey tried to instrumentalize its ‘cusp-ness’ as an aspiring multi-regional middle power’, in Herzog, M., Robins, P. (eds.), The Role, Position and Agency of Cusp States in International Relations, Routledge, pp.42-59.

Herzog, M. (2010) ‘New embrace for a spurned lover’, House Magazine of the British Parliament, 1349 (36), p.37


ALNAP - (member)  

BIAA - British Institute at Ankara (member) 

Contact Details

Email: marc.Herzog@biaa.ac.uk

Telephone: 00 90 312 427 54 87 

Address: The British Institute at Ankara
Atatürk Bulvarı 154, Çankaya, Ankara TR-06690, Turkey 

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