Ilkim teaches Middle East Politics and Society in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Yeditepe University, Istanbul. Upon completing her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Administrative Studies at the University of California, Riverside, Ilkim pursued her graduate studies with a degree in Middle Eastern Studies receiving a doctoral degree from Ben-Gurion University, Israel. Her research area includes various topics such as nationalism and national identities in the Middle East, emphasizing the Levant. She is also interested in early republican Turkish political history.
Find out more about Ilkim’s research here.