Ali Benek

Ali Benek

Ali Benek

ab2394@msstate.edu


Modern European History, Military History, Diplomatic History


Bio

• I am a third year Ph.D. student from Turkey. I study the importance of the Chanak Crisis (September-October, 1922) in the foundation of Modern Turkey.

Education

Mississippi State University      Starkville, MS
Ph.D., History. GPA: 3.85/4.00      2016-Present


Mississippi State University      Starkville, MS
MA, History. GPA: 3.84/4.00      2013-2016
Thesis: “A Reinterpretation of the Chanak Crisis
through the Lens of the Eastern Question”


Turkish Military Academy      Ankara, Turkey
BS, Systems Engineering. GPA: 3.46/4.00                August, 2012

Academic Career

• Teaching Assistant, Modern US History, Mississippi State University, Spring 2017
• Graduate Research Assistant, Mississippi State University, Summer 2017
• Teaching Assistant, World History Before 1500, Mississippi State University, Fall 2017
• Teaching Assistant, Modern US History, Mississippi State University, Spring 2018
• Instructor of Record, Modern US History, Mississippi State University, Summer 2018
• Teaching Assistant, Modern US History, Mississippi State University, Fall 2018

Publications

  • Publications

    • Review of Faulkner, Neil, Lawrence of Arabia's War: The Arabs, the British and the Remaking of the Middle East in WWI. H-War, H-Net Reviews. October, 2017.

    Conference Presentations

    • “From Enemies to Allies: The Anglo-Russian Rapprochement over the Eastern Question.” Accepted for Southern Conference on British Studies, Birmingham, AL, November 9-10, 2018.

    • “’Tournament of Shadows’ over the Eastern Question” Presented at Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies, College Park, MD, April 7-8, 2018.

    • “War of Nerves at Chanak: Fighting Another Gallipoli?” Presented at Britain and the World Conference, Austin, TX, April 6-8, 2017.

    • “Turkey’s Quest for Support against Soviet Threat, 1945-1950.” Presented at Southwestern Historical Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 17-19, 2014.

    • “Turkish-American Rapprochement against the Soviet Threat, 1944-1950.” Presented at IS/IS (international Security/Internal Safety) Conference, New Orleans, LA, February 7-8, 2014.

    Guest Lecture

     “The Islamic Heartland and India, from the 11th to 16th Centuries,” World History Before 1500, Mississippi State University, November 2017.

Honors & Awards

• Turkish Land Forces Command, Full Scholarship    2013-2017

• Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Mississippi State University 2017-Present

• James W. Garner Scholarship, Mississippi State University 2018- 2019

Professional Associations

• The British Scholar Society      2017-Present
• Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association    2017-Present

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