Feyzullah Yılmaz

Areas of Interest

Political theory, Comparative Political Theory, Ottoman-Turkish political thought, Muhammad Iqbal, political theology, Sufism, Sufi political thought.


September 2018 – Present, Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Relations, Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University, Istanbul, Turkey

June 2017 – August 2018, Postdoctoral Researcher at a Research Project funded by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). Project Title: “Ecological Reasoning and Decision-Making in Innovation-Oriented Industry Sectors at the Periphery of Europe: Reconciling Divergent Values and Interests”


2008 – 2016, PhD in Political Science, Sabancı University (Turkey)

Thesis Title: Overcoming Nihilism Through Sufism: Muhammad Iqbal, His Philosophy, and Political Theology

2013 – 2014, Visiting Researcher in Political Science, Yale University (USA)
(Research Supervisor Andrew March)

2012 – 2013, Exchange Program in Study of Religions, Södertörn University (Sweden)
(Research Supervisor Susanne Olsson)

2005 – 2007, MSc in International and European Relations, Linköping University (Sweden)

Thesis Title: The United Nations Security Council Reform: A Critical Approach (FULL TEXT)

2000 – 2004, BA in Public Administration, Sakarya University (Turkey)

Thesis Title: The Political System Question in the Young Ottoman Movement

Scholarships & Awards

2013 – 2014, Scholarship for Ph.D. Thesis Research, International Research Fellowship Program, The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

2008 – 2013, Full Ph.D. Scholarship, Political Science, Sabancı University

2005 – 2007, Swedish – Turkish Scholarship Program for European Studies in Sweden, Swedish Institute

Language Skills

Turkish: Native, English: Very Good, Swedish: Good, Ottoman Turkish: Reading