Hamdullah Baycar is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. His research focuses on the identity politics of the Gulf. Orientalism, Colonialism, and Post-Colonialism are among the focus topics that he is interested in. He holds an MA from Harvard University and BA from Abant Izzet Baysal University. The Middle East Policy Council (MEPC) has named him to its 40 under 40 cohort which celebrates the promising leaders in Middle East related areas.