Salim Cevik, Ph.D., is a visiting fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP-Berlin) and an adjunct lecturer at the Free University of Berlin. Prior to joining to SWP, he held research or teaching positions at Lund University (Sweden), Ipek University (Turkey), Bilgi University (Turkey) and Columbia University (USA). He earned his PhD degree in Political Science from Bilkent University (2015, Turkey). His main areas of research are religion in politics, democratization, nationalism and nation building. His research had been funded by the Humboldt Foundation (Germany), the Mercator Foundation (Germany), the Swedish Institute (Sweden) and the Turkish Science Academy (Turkey). Salim Cevik is a Research Fellow connected to the Czech Science Foundation grant.