İlker Cörüt received his Ph.D. in Sociology and Social Anthropology from the Central European University in 2016. Following his research and teaching experiences at Boğaziçi, Bahçeşehir, Yıldız, and Hakkari Universities in Turkey, he worked as an Assistant Professor at the Sociology Department of the American University of Central Asia between 2017 and 2020. His research interests include anthropology of the state and nationalism, classical and contemporary social theory, economic anthropology, post-Soviet transformation of Central Asia, and the political economy of modern Turkish history and the Kurdish question. His publications include “Hikmet Kıvılcımlı, ‘History Thesis’, and Nation-Form: National Revolutionaries as Modern Barbarians?” in Cörüt and Jongerden (eds.): Beyond Nationalism and the Nation-State: Radical Approaches to Nation, 2021, “Ethno-Political Subordination and Patient Dissatisfaction: The Kurdish Case in Hakkari during the AKP Period in Turkey, 2003–2013”, Nations and Nationalism 2020(Awarded ASEN/Nations and Nationalism Essay Prize in 2019), “An Ethnographic Account of the Compulsory Public Service of Doctors in Hakkari: The Limits of the AKP Assimilation Strategy and the Production of Space” in Gambetti and Jongerden (eds.): The Kurdish Issue in Turkey: A Spatial Perspective, 2015.