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Elshan Bioukvand Ghojehbiglou

Elshan Bioukvand Ghojehbiglou was born in 1988 in the Iranian city of Mugan. After completing his primary and secondary education at local schools, he received a bachelor's degree in political science from Payame Noor University. He is currently studying for a Master's degree in Political Science and International Relations at Yeditepe University in Turkey. Essays, articles, and interviews were published on RFE/RL from 2011 to 2017. He is also a member of the creative team of the Baku-based Yazi (Writing) magazine. His articles have been published on the literary sites of the Republic of Azerbaijan, such as Kult, Kulis, Avangard, Yarpaq, Literaz, and Radio Liberty, as well as in the magazines Kimlik (Identity), Yazı (Writing) and Kitabçı (Librarian), published in Baku. His research interests include nationalism and ethnic issues in the Middle East, the foreign policy of the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the modern political and social history of Iran. He is currently studying for a master's thesis in political science and international relations at Yeditepe University in Turkey. Elshan Bioukvand Ghojehbiglou is fluent in English, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Persian, and Ottoman.