PhD, New York University; MA, BA, University of Florida
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Dr. Bishku has published numerous articles on modern Middle Eastern diplomatic history and politics, especially regarding Turkey, Israel, and the Caucasus in such journals as Middle Eastern Studies, Middle East Policy (formerly known as American-Arab Affairs), Mediterranean Quarterly, Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Maghreb Review, Studies in Contemporary Islam, Israel Affairs, Studies in Zionism, International History Review, Journal of Third World Studies, Journal of Newspaper and Periodical History, Conflict Quarterly, and Journal of Development Alternatives and Area Studies. Also, he has been a contributor to The Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2003), The Islamic World: Past and Present (Oxford University Press, 2004), Encyclopedia of the Modern World (Oxford University Press, 2008), Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009), Islamic Attitudes to Israel (Routledge, 2008), and The Evolution of Kurdish Nationalism (Mazda Publishers, 2007).
Dr. Bishku is the former president of both the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (2005-2006) and the Association of Third World Studies (1995-1996) and was a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Morocco and Tunisia. He taught Modern Middle Eastern History at Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey in 2004.
Dr. Bishku is currently on the Advisory Board of Oxford Bibliographies Online for Islamic Studies and is working on a book Crossroads of the Caucasus: A Modern History of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.