Assistant Professor, History
The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed the world." — Alexander von Humboldt
Dr. Christopher Gunn has spent nearly six years living and researching abroad in Budapest, Istanbul, Ankara and Antalya, and his primary research interests include Turkey, Cyprus, the Ottoman Empire, the Balkans, Caucasus, and the Eastern Mediterranean, transnational political violence and reconciliation. He teaches courses on the Ottoman Empire, the modern Middle East, the Eastern Mediterranean, and terrorism.
Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, History, 2014.
M.A., University of Rhode Island, Political Science, 2006.
B.A., University of Virginia, Foreign Affairs, 1999.
“Getting Away with Murder: Soghomon Tehlirian, ASALA and the Justice Commandos, 1921-1984.” In War & Collapse: World War I and the Ottoman State, edited by M. Hakan Yavuz, 896-917. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press, 2016.
“The 1960 Coup in Turkey: A U.S. Intelligence Failure or a Successful Intervention?” Journal of Cold War Studies Vol. 17, No. 2 (Spring 2015): 103-139.
Modern Middle East, the Ottoman Empire & Political Violence/Conflict
Turkey, Cyprus, the Ottoman Empire, the Balkans, Caucasus, and the Eastern Mediterranean, transnational political violence and reconciliation