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Suavi Aydın was born in 1962 in Ankara, Turkey. Professor Aydın graduated from Hacettepe University Sociology programm, and received his PhD from the Cultural Anthropology Department of Hacettepe University. Aydın studies on and teaches seminars related to ethnicity, historical anthropology, nationalism, cultural studies, settlement, tribes and nomads in Ottoman Empire and contemporary Turkey. Among his published works include Modernleşme ve Milliyetçilik-Modernization and Nationalism (1993), Kimlik Sorunu, Ulusallık ve Türk Kimliği– Identiy Question and Turkish Identity (1998), Mardin Tarihi. Aşiret, Cemaat, Devlet– History of Mardin: Tribe, Community and State (with K. Emiroğlu, S. Ünsal and O. Özel, 2000), Antropoloji Sözlüğü (with K. Emiroğlu, 2003), Küçük Asya’nın Binyüzü: Ankara– A Thousand Face of Asia Minor: Ankara, (with K. Emiroğlu, Ö. Türkoğlu and E. D. Özsoy, 2005), 1960’tan Günümüze Türkiye Tarihi– History of Turkey from 1960’s to Present (with Y. Taşkın, 2014), and İmparatorluğun Son Aşiret Sayımı: Fihristü’l Aşâir. Yorumlar ve Çeviriyazım– The Last Tribes Census of the Empire: Fihristü’l Aşâir. Interpretation and Transcription (with E. Çiftçi, 2021). He is also among the editors and writers of Alevism as an Ethno-Religious Identity: Contested Boundaries published by Routledge (2020).