Burak Sayim is a Humanities Research Fellow for the Study of the Arab World at New York University Abu Dhabi. He earned his PhD at the International History Department of the Geneva Graduate Institute with a doctoral project entitled “Transnational Communist Networks in the Post-WW1 Middle East: Anti-colonialism, Internationalism and Itinerant Militancy (1919-1928)”, which explores the Cominternian networks in the Middle East and North Africa with a keen eye on global connections. He previously held an Albert Gallatin Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2021-2022, he was also a Bucerius Fellow in the Beyond Borders project of ZEIT-Stiftung. His articles have been published and are forthcoming in the Journal of Global History, Itinerario: Journal of Imperial and Global Interactions, Revolutionary Russia, Mashriq & Mahjar: Journal of Middle East and North African Migration Studies and the Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association.