Yusuf Evirgen is a Ph.D. student of Political Science at Binghamton University, SUNY. He received his BA (degree) in Political Science at Işık University in 2016, and his MA in Political Science at the Social Sciences University of Ankara in 2021. His research topics include democratization, authoritarianism, social movements and political parties in the Middle East, in Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt in particular.
Broadly speaking, his current research interest focuses on various cases of Islamist political parties’ experiences with democratization and authoritarianism. He is particularly intrigued by the differences among Ennahda, the AKP and Muslim Brotherhood, three Islamist parties from Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt respectively, which have their unique experiences with democracy and authority as opposition and incumbent parties.