RAMAZAN KILINC
 
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Michigan State University                                                      Phone: 517-353-8602
James Madison College                                                         Fax: 517-432-1804                                                                        
305 South Case Hall                                                              E-Mail: kilinc@msu.edu 
East Lansing, MI 48825 USA                                                http://www.msu.edu/~kilinc
                                     


          
APPOINTMENT
Visiting Assistant Professor, James Madison, Michigan State University, 2008-Present


EDUCATION 
Ph.D., Political Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, 2003-2008.
M.A., International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1999-2001
B.A., International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1995-1999


DISSERTATION
Title: “History, International Norms and Domestic Institutional Change: State-Religion Relations in France and Turkey”
 Committee: Carolyn M. Warner (chair), George M. Thomas, Miriam F. Elman, Miki C. Kittilson


CURRENT PROJECTS
“The Role of Religious Beliefs and Institutions in Generosity: Catholicism and Islam”. Science of Generosity Program, University of Notre Dame/Templeton Foundation. Carolyn M. Warner, PI. Ramazan Kilinc, co- PI. Adam Cohen, co-PI. $363,666.

“Timing in the Study of Democratic Consolidation: Religion and Democracy in Turkey,” (under review by Comparative Politics)

“International Context, Domestic Politics and Policy-Making: State Policies toward Religious Minorities in Turkey and France” (to be submitted to a major peer reviewed journal)

Book Manuscript -- History, International Norms and State Policies toward Religious Minorities: France and Turkey (to be submitted to a major university press)

“Democratization in the Middle East: A Comparative Analysis of Turkish and Israeli Cases” (with Miriam Elman)


PUBLICATIONS

Articles and Book Chapters:
 
“Turkey and the Alliance of Civilizations: Norm Adoption as a Survival Strategy,” Insight Turkey, Volume 11 No 3 (July-September 2009), pp. 57-75.
 
“State and Muslims in France: Secularism, Islamophobia, and the Headscarf Ban,” in Aysegul Komşuoğlu and Gül Kurtoğlu-Eskişar (eds.), The Different Faces Political Islam (Istanbul: Profil Yayincilik, 2009).
 
“Patterns of Interaction between Islam and Liberalism: The Case of the Gulen Movement,” in İhsan Yılmaz (ed.), Muslim World in Transition: Contributions of the Gülen Movement (Conference Proceedings), (London: Leeds Metropolitan University Press, 2007), pp. 118-139.

“Islam and European Integration”, Liberal Düşünce [Liberal Thought], Issue 44, Fall 2006.
 

Book Reviews:
 
Islam and Liberal Citizenship: The Search for an Overlapping Consensus, by Andrew F. March, Insight Turkey, (forthcoming in 2010)
 
Secularism and State Policies toward Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey, by Ahmet T. Kuru, Middle East Policy, Volume 16 Issue 3 (2009).
 
Turkish Islam and the Secular State: The Gulen Movement, edited by Hakan Yavuz and John Esposito, European Journal of Turkish Studies, (2006)
 
Changes in Statehood: The Transformation of International Relations by Georg Sørensen, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, Volume 32 Issue 3, 2003, pp. 679-81.  
 

Other Publications:
 
“Constructing Globalization: Globalization as Transformation of Sovereignty”, Liberal Düşünce [Liberal Thought], Issue 25-26, Winter-Spring 2002, pp. 27-40.
 
“Conservatism: A Key to Understand the Abdulhamid II Era,” in Türkler Ansiklopedisi [Encyclopedia of Turks], Volume 12, (Ankara: Yeni Türkiye Yayınları, 2002), pp. 931-938.
 
“The Transformation of Iranian Foreign Policy: The Case of Iranian-Arab Relations in the Gulf Region,” Liberal Düşünce [Liberal Thought], Issue 23, Summer 2001, pp. 164-174.
 
“On the History of Economic Liberalization in Syria,” Jeoekonomi [Geo-economics], Volume 2 Numbers 2-3, Summer/Fall 2000, pp. 65-75.
 
“Persian Gulf Security in the post-Cold War Era: Structure, Perceptions, Policies,” Avrasya Dosyasi [Eurasia File], Volume 6 Number 1, Spring 2000, pp. 6-27.
 
“The Opportunity of Change in Syria after Asad,” Stratejik Analiz [Strategic Analysis], Volume 1 Number 3, July 2000, pp. 3-14. 


PAPER PRESENTATIONS
“History, International Context and State Policies toward Religious Minorities: The Turkish and French Cases,” American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 2-5, 2010

“Islam, Secularism and Democracy: The Turkish Case,” Invited Lecture at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, November 19, 2009 
“The Turkish Exceptionalism?: Islam, Secularism and Democratization,” American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada, September 3-6, 2009
“State and Muslims in France: Secularism, Islamophobia, and the Headscarf Ban,” Fifth Biennial Symposium on Religion and Politics, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, April 23-25, 2009
“Islam, Secularism, and Democratization in Turkey: The Relevance of Consensus Building,” Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2-5, 2009
“Bargaining Identities: Explaining Turkish Foreign Policy Discourse of the ‘Alliance of Civilizations’,” Alliance of Civilizations: Turkey at the Crossroads of Cultures Conference, Kennesaw State University, Atlanta, GA, January 29-31, 2009
“Islam, Secularism and Democracy: Patterns of Interaction in Turkey and France,” International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, March 26-29, 2008
“Patterns of Interaction between Islam and Liberalism: The Case of the Gulen Movement,” Muslim World in Transition Conference, SOAS University of London, London, UK, October 25-27, 2007
“History and International Norms in Domestic Institutional Change: State-Religion Relations in France and Turkey,” American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, August 29-September 2, 2007
“History and the Limits of Institutional Change: State-Religion Relations in France and Turkey,” International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, February 28-March 3, 2007
“When Does History Stop? Change of State-Religion Relations in France and Turkey,” Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Portland, OR, October 19-21, 2006
“International Norms and Domestic Institutional Change: Changes in Church-State Relations in France and Sweden” Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Graduate Student Conference: Bridging Disciplines, Spanning the World: Approaches to Development, Diversity, and Democracy, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, April 7-8, 2006
“Islamic Movements and Liberalization: The Case of the Gulen Movement” 2nd International Conference on Islam, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, March 24-24, 2006
“Transformative Role of Liberalism in Turkey after 1990s: The Case of Turkish Islamic Groups” 7th Annual Kokkalis Program Graduate Student Workshop, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. February, 3-4, 2005
“Engagements between Islam and the West: Globalization and the Transformation of Islamic Identities in Europe and the Middle East” 19th Middle East History and Theory Conference, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL,  April 30-May 1, 2004.  (with Neslihan Cevik).
“Regional Power of a Grand Strategy or Democratic Member of a Regional Identity: Turkey between Eurasia and Europe” The First International M.E.T.U. Conference on International Relations, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, July 3-5, 2002
“The Problem of Sovereignty in Turkey’s Relations with the European Union” Turkish and Bulgarian Road to the European Union, Sofia, June 27-28, 2002
“The Place of Westernization and Nationalism in Turkish Foreign Policy” Southeast European Studies Association, University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill, NC. April 20-21, 2002


AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS

Research Grant, “The Role of Religious Beliefs and Institutions in Generosity: Catholicism and Islam”. Science of Generosity Program, University of Notre Dame/Templeton Foundation. Carolyn M. Warner, PI. Ramazan Kilinc, co-PI. Adam Cohen, co-PI. $363,666.
 
Post-Doctoral Scholarship, James Madison College at Michigan State University, 2008-2011.
 
Recipient of Graduate College Dissertation Completion Grant, Arizona State University, 2007-2008.
 
Recipient of Dissertation Research Award Competition, Graduate and Professional Students’ Association, Arizona State University, 2006-2007.
 
Departmental Scholarship, Institute on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Arizona State University, January 2-12, 2007.
 
Travel Grants from the following institutions: American Political Science Association, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Fatih University, Arizona State University, Michigan State University, 2001-2010.
 
Departmental Scholarship for tuition expenses of Masters in International Relations, Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, 1999-2001.
 
Summer Language Fellowship for an intensive Arabic language learning program at Al-Albayt University Mafraq, Jordan, June-August 1997.
 
University Scholarship for tuition expenses and stipend in undergraduate study in International Relations, Bilkent University, 1995-1999.
 
Ranked at 18th in the nationwide University Entrance Examination in Turkey among more than 1.5 million students, 1995. 


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Post-doctoral Scholar. James Madison College, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, August 2008-Present.
 
Visiting Researcher. L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, Summer 2007.
 
Trainee. Institute on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Arizona State University, January 2-12, 2007.
 
Research Associate. Project on Democracy in the Middle East, Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Arizona State University, January-December 2006.
 
Research Associate. Public Religion, the Secular, and Democracy: An International, Cross-Disciplinary Project, Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, Arizona State University, Summer 2006.
 
Research Fellow. Baskose (Prime), a foreign policy program broadcasted on Turkish public television (TRT), 2000-2001.
 
Research Assistant. Program on the Middle East, Center for Eurasian Strategic Studies, Ankara, Turkey, 1999-2000.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

Michigan State University, Visiting Assistant Professor, August 2008-Present
International Relations I: World Politics and International Security, Fall 2008, Fall 2009
International Relations II: Politics of International Economic Relations, Spring 2010
Comparative Analysis of Foreign Policy, Summer 2009
Introduction to Public Affairs II (team-taught course required for all freshmen), Spring 2009, Spring 2010
Regional Politics, Cooperation and Conflict in the Middle East, Fall 2008
 
Arizona State University, Teaching Associate, August 2003-August 2008
Democratization, Summer 2008
Comparative Politics, Fall 2007
Teaching Assistant (2003-2007) in the Following Courses: War and Peace in the Middle East, Political Statistics, International Security, Comparative Politics, World Politics, Terrorism and US Foreign Policy.
 
Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey, Instructor, September 2001-July 2003
International Organization, Fall 2001, Fall 2002
Current Issues in World Affairs, Spring 2002, Spring 2003


TEACHING INTERESTS
 Comparative Politics: Introduction to Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Economy, Middle Eastern Politics, Comparative Democratization, Religion and Politics, Religion Secularism and Democracy, Islam and Politics, Muslims in Europe, European Political Systems, Political Economy of Charitable Giving
 
International Relations: Introduction to International Relations, International Political Economy, Comparative Foreign Policy Analysis, International Relations of the Middle East, International Relations of Europe, Religion in Global Affairs, Islam in World Politics
 
Methods: Research Methods, Qualitative and Textual Analysis, Statistics for Political Science


SERVICE

Honors Thesis Co-Chair, Brian Riedy, Islam and Politics in Egypt: A Study in the Contestation between the Muslim Brotherhood, Nasser, and Sadat, (James Madison College, Michigan State University), 2009
 
Founding and Executive Board Member, Turkish International Studies Association, 2006-Present
 
Panel Chair, Religious Political Parties in Comparative Perspective, American  Political Science Association Meeting, Toronto, Canada, September 3-6, 2009
 
Panel Chair, Islam and Democratic Consolidation, Midwest Political Science Association Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2-5, 2009
 
Panel Chair, Social Structures, Political Elites and Democracy in the Middle East, International Studies Association, New York, NY, February 15-18, 2009
 
Panel Chair, Comparative Foreign Policy in the Middle East and Europe, International Studies Association, San Francisco, CA, March 26-29, 2008
 
Panel Chair and Discussant, Politics, Identity and Civil Society: Shaping Turkey-EU Relations, International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, February 28-March 3, 2007
 
Discussant, Politics, Identity and Civil Society: Shaping Turkey-EU Relations, International Studies Association, Chicago, IL, February 28-March 3, 2007
 
Reviewer for World Politics 2008, 2009


LANGUAGES
Turkish, native
English, fluent
French, intermediate
Arabic, intermediate


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
American Political Science Association (Sections: Comparative Politics, Religion and Politics, Qualitative Methods)
International Studies Association
Midwest Political Science Association
Turkish International Studies Association (Founding and Executive Board Member)


REFERENCE 

Carolyn M. Warner
Professor of Political Science
School of Government, Politics and Global Studies
Arizona State University
(480) 965-5201
carolyn.warner@asu.edu

Miriam F. Elman
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Maxwell School of Syracuse University
(315) 443-7404
melman@syr.edu

Mohammed Ayoob
University Distinguished Professor of International Relations
James Madison College and Department of Political Science
Michigan State University
(517) 353-3538
ayoob@msu.edu

George Thomas
Professor of Global Studies
School of Government, Politics and Global Studies
Arizona State University
(480) 965-3473
george.thomas@asu.edu
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