Huseyin Zengin

  • Visiting Lecturer

Huseyin Zengin is a Visiting Lecturer of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He specializes in Comparative Politics and International Relations. He studies authoritarian politics, civil-military relations, democratization, and Turkish politics. 


  • Introduction to Political Science, Civil Wars

Education & Training

  • PHD: University of Pittsburgh, (expected, 2023)

Representative Publications

  • Zengin, Huseyin. 2022. "Why do Some Coups Lead to Democratization?" Democratization 29(5)
  • Zarpli, Omer and Huseyin Zengin. 2022. "Shame, Endorse, or Remain Silent?: State Response to Human Rights Violations in Other Countries." Research & Politics 9(1)
  • Ding, Iza, Dan Slater and Huseyin Zengin. "Populism and the Past: Restoring, Retaining, and Redeeming the Nation" Studies in Comparative International Development 56

Research Interests

  • Authoritarian politics
  • Democratization
  • Civil-military relations
  • Turkey


Area of Study