Dr M Murat Yurtbilir is Associate Lecturer at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, The Australian National University, Australia.
After graduating from the Department of International Relations and Political Science, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, he completed an MA in International Relations in Istanbul University and an MSc in Development Studies from Uppsala University, Sweden. He completed his PhD studies at the Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara with the dissertation titled ‘A Comparison of Nation-Building Practices of Uzbekistan and Turkey’.
Dr Yurtbilir has been a team member at various levels in research and development projects by UNICEF, EU, the Turkish Ministry of Education and METU since 2002.
Dr Yurtbilir taught at the Department of International Relations, the American University, Kyrenia, Cyprus from 2012 to 2014. He was a visiting fellow at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, UNSW Canberra in 2014.