Dr. Lisel Hintz is Assistant Professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. After receiving her Ph.D. in Political Science from George Washington University she was a postdoctoral fellow at Cornell University and taught at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her first book (Oxford University Press, 2018) investigates how contestation over various forms of identity (e.g. ethnic, religious, regional) spills over from domestic politics to shape, and be shaped by, foreign policy. Her current book project examines state-society struggles over identity in Turkey through the lens of pop culture. In addition to her academic publications, Dr. Hintz contributes to Foreign Policy, War on the Rocks, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and BBC World Service, as well as to policy discussions on Turkey’s increasing authoritarianism, opposition dynamics, foreign policy shifts, and Kurdish issues.