Lisel Hintz

Lisel Hintz

Assistant Professor of International Relations and European Studies
European and Eurasian Studies
Middle East Studies


  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Turkey
  • Ethnic & Nationalist Conflict
  • Foreign Policy
  • Social Movements & Collective Action
  • Strategic and Security Issues
  • International Relations
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Background and Education

Professor Hintz works at the intersection of identity politics and foreign policy. She is particularly interested in how domestic identity struggles spill over to shape, and be shaped by international affairs. Her regional focus is on Turkey and its relations with Europe and the Middle East.
She received her PhD in Political Science from George Washington University, was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University's Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, and was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University.
Professor Hintz’s forthcoming book with Oxford University Press draws on 18 months of fieldwork across Turkey. She has spoken and written widely on Turkey-EU and Turkey-Syria relations (particularly on the refugee crisis), the Kurdish Question, and how what she terms Ottoman Islamism shaped Turkey's aggressive policies abroad as well as its authoritarian turn back home. She teaches courses on psychological approaches to foreign policy decision-making and European social movements.

2017-07-24 00:00:00 
Spring 2015