Abdullah Aydogan, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science and the Baker Institute for Public Policy (Center for the Middle East) at Rice University. His research primarily focuses on party politics, civil-military relations, and quantitative text analysis. Although his work is global in scope, Aydogan specializes in the developing world, particularly the Middle East. Aydogan's dissertation was on the "Institutional Determinants of Military Coups: Constitutional Design and Military Centrality." His recent study on Turkish political parties was published in the academic journal Party Politics. Aydogan received a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from the University of Houston, and a B.S. in mathematics from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey.