- Ottoman Court Literature
- Cultural History of the Ottoman Empire
- Turkish Oral Literature
- Secularism, Islam, and Modernity in Turkey
- Textual Studies
- Liberal Fascism
- Islamic Civilizations
- Lawful Islamism(s) within Liberal Democracies
- Terrorist Movements and Organizations
- Organized Crime.
He is the author of numerous articles in Turkish and English on Turkish culture, literature, and politics.
Current Research Projects:
- Bir Halk Yazmasının Anatomisi: Seyyid Ebu’l-vefa Menakıbnamesi Üzerine
- On the Book of Handsome Ones: Same-Sex Discourse in Ottoman Court Literature
- The Cultural, Political, and Economic Nature of the ‘Turkish Islam’ Movement.