Professor Michelangelo Guida holds a BA in politics and a PhD in Turkish history from Istituto Universitario Orientale (Naples, Italy) as well as a MA in Turkish Studies from SOAS (London, UK). Michelangelo is currently the chairman of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Istanbul 29 Mayis University. From 2005 to 2013 he worked in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Fatih University (Istanbul, Turkey). He has published several articles (in English and Italian) on Islamist intellectual in Turkey; also, he conducts research on voting behavior and has published a book in Turkish on electoral campaigns. Michelangelo speaks Italian, English and Turkish (as nearly native) and fluent Arabic.