Jülide Karakoç is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Gedik University, Istanbul. She received an MA in International Relations from Galatasaray University, Istanbul, and a PhD in International Relations from Ankara University. She carried out her postdoctoral research in the Department of Political Science at Université de Montréal, where she worked as an invited lecturer giving a course on Middle Eastern politics. She has authored scholarly articles in Middle Eastern Studies, Critique, Arab Studies Quarterly, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, while her book Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Before and After the Arab Uprisings was published in 2015. Duygu Ersoy is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Gedik University, Istanbul. She completed her doctoral studies in 2012 at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of Middle East Technical University in Ankara, where she also received her Master’s degree. Ersoy’s major research interests include political theory, political sociology, social movements, and ideology.