Dr Ayla Gol is a Reader and Director of Graduate School at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. She serves on the editorial boards of Critical Studies on Terrorism, Mediterranean Politics and Center for the Strategic and Research Analysis. Dr Göl is also the co-convener of British International Studies Association (BISA) Working Group on ‘International Studies of the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia’ (ISMMEA). She is the author of Turkey Facing East: Islam, Modernity and Foreign Policy, Manchester University Press, 2013. Dr Göl is the holder of CEFTUS Award for her academic contributions in 2015.