Ramazan Kılınç is a Professor of Political Science and Director of Islamic Studies Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He teaches courses on comparative politics and international relations of the Middle East. He received his Ph.D. (2008) from Arizona State University and M.A. (2001) and B.A. (1999) from Bilkent University, Turkey. He previously taught in James Madison College at Michigan State University. His most recent articles appeared in Comparative Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Politics and Religion, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Religion State & Society, and Turkish Studies. His is the author of Alien Citizens: The State and Religious Minorities in Turkey and France (Cambridge University Press, 2019). With Carolyn Warner, Christopher Hale and Adam Cohen, he co-authored Generating Generosity in Catholicism and Islam: Beliefs, Institutions and Public Goods Provision (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He is the recipient of 2021 NU Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award, 2021 UNO College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award, 2020 UNO Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018 UNO Alumni Teaching Award, the 2012 Weber Paper Award of American Political Science Association, and a co-recipient of the 2013 Sage Paper Award of the American Political Science Association.
These courses have been taught: Government and Politics of the Middle East, International Relations of the Middle East, Islam and Politics, Comparative International Development and Innovation, Sacred and Violent (honors colloquium), Turkey: Politics, Society, and Economy (study abroad), Introduction to Political Science, Introduction to Comparative Politics, Comparative Politics (Graduate Seminar).
Religion and Politics, Democratization, Middle East, Turkey.
Faculty Fellow for College of Arts and Sciences Peer Mentorship Program (2019-2020), Director of Islamic Studies Program (2014-Present), Faculty Senate Representative for College of Arts and Sciences (2018-2021), Faculty Fellow for Service Learning Academy (2019-2020), Member of Faculty Advisory Committee for UNO Honors College.
Awards and Honors
NU System-Wide Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award, Teaching - 2021
UNO College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research and Creative Activity, Scholarship/Research - 2021
UNO Excellence in Teaching Award, Teaching - 2020
UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award, Teaching - 2018
Sage Best Paper Award in Qualitative and Multi Methods Research, Scholarship/Research - 2013
Weber Best Paper Award in Religion and Politics, Scholarship/Research - 2012
Ph D, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Political Science, 2008
MA, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, International Relations, 2001
BA, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, International Relations, 1999
Kilinc, Ramazan. 2019. Alien Citizens: State and Religious Minorities in Turkey and France , Cambridge University Press.
Warner, Carolyn, Kilinc, Ramazan, Hale, Christopher, Cohen, Adam . 2018. Generating Generosity in Catholicism and Islam: Beliefs, Institutions and Public Goods Provision, Cambridge University Press.
Kilinc, Ramazan. 2014. Critical Junctures, Catalysts, and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey, Political Science Quarterly, 129, 2, 293-318.
Kilinc, Ramazan, Warner, Carolyn. 2015. Micro-Foundations of Religion and Public Goods Provision: Belief, Belonging and Giving in Catholicism and Islam, Politics and Religion, 8, 4, 718-744.
Kilinc, Ramazan. 2014. International Pressure, Domestic Politics and Dynamics of Religious Freedom: Evidence from Turkey, Comparative Politics, 46, 2, 127-145.