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Dr Nuray Aridici
Associate Lecturer



Nuray Aridici joined the department in 2018 as an Associate Lecturer.

Nuray completed a PhD at Politics Department at University of Sheffield in 2015. She received an MA in Area Studies on Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe from Columbia University in 2006. She previously worked as a University Teacher at University of Sheffield and a Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University.

Nuray did her PhD on the institutionalization of nationalist ideas in natural gas policy in Russia. Her current research focuses on the discourse of sexuality and nationalism and their impact on foreign policy making processes in Russia and Turkey.




My research sits within International relations, Foreign Policy and Area studies. My current project explores the discourses of nationalism and sexuality in Russia and Turkey. I completed my PhD in the Politics Department at the University of Sheffield in 2015. My thesis investigated the institutionalization of the ‘Russian Idea’ in formal/informal institutions of the Russian state and how this shaped the making of natural gas policy. I am interested in processes of state formation, nationalism and foreign policy.



My teaching practice is informed by my open teaching philosophy. As part of my teaching, I always ensure that all students are supported to reach their full potential through inclusivity in terms of course design and the delivery and assessment for each module. I practice a diverse and inclusive teaching style.

I am currently teaching the following modules:

Critical Global Security Studies

The United States and Global Politics after the Cold War



Selected publications

Nuray Aridici (2022) Constructing the ‘National Ideal’: The ‘Inclusive’ and ‘Exclusive’ Representations of Syrian Refugees in Turkish Print Media, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 24:4, 696-714, DOI: 10.1080/19448953.2022.2037859

Aridici, Nuray (2018). The Power of Civilizational Nationalism in Russian Foreign Policy Making. International Politics. 10.1057/s41311-018-0159-8.

Aridici, N. (2004) ‘Ekonomi’ in Gungormus Kona, G. (ed.) Ortadogu, Orta Asya ve Kesisen Yollar. Istanbul: IQ Yayincilik

Blog posts

Aridici, N. (2014) “How Vladimir Putin has changed the meaning of ‘Russian’”, The Conversation.

Contact details

Nuray Aridici
Department of Politics and International Relations
University of York
YO10 5DD

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