Alp Yenen is a university lecturer in modern Turkish history and culture at the Leiden Institute of Area Studies. Previously he was university lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Basel. In December 2016, he completed his PhD from the University of Basel with his dissertation titled “The Young Turk Aftermath: Making Sense of Transnational Contentious Politics at the End of the Ottoman Empire, 1918-1922”. He holds a MA degree in Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science, and Economic Geography from the University of Munich. Currently he is developing a project on the international history of the Turkish civil war in 1970s and the end of the Cold War order in the Middle East. He is interested in the comparative and connected history of contentious politics in the modern Middle East.