Deniz Balgamis

Position title: Manager


Phone: 608.262.4213

Office: 5268 Mosse Humanities Bldg.

Deniz Balgamis headshot


I lead and manage the Karpat Center, web presence, unit budget, academic events, programs, projects, grants and scholarships related to Turkish Studies; collaborate with UW units and promote the growth of Turkish Studies and Turkish Language on UW Campus and student developmental goals. I also manage all operations of the academic, peer-reviewed journal International Journal of Turkish Studies and publishes.

I taught Central Asian History courses at the UW and lectured on Central Asia and Turkey at various conferences and universities; worked at Turkish Historical Society in Ankara, Turkey.


MA and PhD in History with a PhD minor in Political Science and an MLA in Library of Science from UW-Madison; BA in Russian Language and Literature from Faculty of Language, History and Geography at Ankara University, in Ankara, Turkey, with a minor in French.


Selected Publications

  • “Kemal H. Karpat (1923-2019)” Osmanli Arastirmalari, Volume: 55, 343 – 354, 2020.
  • “Kazakhstan” Encyclopedia of the Modern World, Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • “The New Political Institutions of Independent Kazakhstan” in CENTRAL ASIA: EMERGING NEW ORDER, ed. By K. Warikoo, New Dehli, 1995
  • “Toward Democracy in Kazakhstan: Formation of Political Parties,” U.S.-KAZAKHSTAN MONITOR, Washington, D.C., 1995

Professional Affiliations

  • Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia (CREECA)