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Ziya Kaya

Selected Publications

Book Review

(2017) Review of the book And then We Work for God: Rural Sunni Islam in Western Turkey, by Kimberly Hart (2013), Turkish Studies.

(2015). Hoşgörü mü, Yahudilik mi? [Tolerance or Jewishness?] [Review of the book Jewish Life in 21st-Century Turkey, The Other Side of Tolerance, by M. Brink-Danan]. Toplum ve Bilim,132, 237-241. 


Courses Taught


Spring 2018                    -TA for POLS 456: Topics in European Integration, Boğaziçi University 

Spring 2018                    -TA for POLS 323: Politics of Identity.

Spring 2018                    -TA for POLS 404: Religion and Society

Fal 2017/Spring 2018     -TA for POLS 101. Introduction to Political Science, Boğaziçi University.

Fall 2017                        -TA for POLS 417: From Weimar to Berlin, Boğaziçi University.

Spring 2013                    -TA for Soci110-1&Soci 110-2: State and Society. Koç University.

Fall 2012                         -TA for Soci110-1&Soci 110-2: State and Society, Koç University.

Spring 2012                     -TA for Soci/Psych 201: Research Methods, Koç University.


Research Interests


Turkey; Middle East; Rural Social Life, Rural Transformation, Community Relations and Formation; Work, Workers and Labor Process; Minorities, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Social Movements. 


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Contact Information



B.A. in Political Science and International Relations, Marmara University, Istanbul 

M.A. in Comparative Studies in History and Society, Koç University, Istanbul 

PhD. in Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University (All but Dissertation)