Sabri Ciftci

Sabri Ciftci

Professor of Political Science

Kansas State University

Biography

Sabri Ciftci is professor of political science and Michael W. Suleiman Chair in Arab and Arab-American Studies at Kansas State University.He is also the founding director of Middle East Studies minor. His research interests include Islam and democracy, legislative politics, Middle East, and Turkish politics. His most recent projects examined justice and democracy in the Muslim World, social roots of religious outlooks in MENA, and parliamentary behavior in Turkey.

Ciftci is the author of Islam, Justice, and Democracy (2021, Temple University Press) and co-author of Beyond Piety and Politics (2022, Indiana University Press). His first book, Parliament in Turkey since 1876 was published in Turkish by Siyasal Kitabevi (2006). He has also widely published in such journals as Comparative Political Studies, Political Research Quarterly, Democratization, International Political Science Review, and Foreign Policy Analysis among others.

When not researching or teaching, Ciftci likes to spend time with his family, hike, or draw Islamic calligraphy.

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Interests
  • Islam and Democracy
  • MENA
  • Turkish politics
  • Legislative politics
  • Foreign Policy in MENA
Education
  • PhD in Political Science, 2005

    Florida State University

  • MS in Political Science, 2003

    Florida State University

  • MA in Public Administration, 1997

    Ankara University

  • BA in Public Administration, 1994

    Ankara University, Mülkiye

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Professor of Political Science
Kansas State University
Mar 2021 – Present
 
 
 
 
 
Founding Director and Director of Middle East Studies Minor
Kansas State University
Aug 2020 – Present
 
 
 
 
 
Michael W. Suleiman Chair in Arab and Arab-American Studies
Aug 2015 – Present
 
 
 
 
 
Associate Professor of Political Science
Kansas State University
Mar 2015 – Mar 2021
 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Cumhuriyet University, Turkey
Sep 2009 – Aug 2011
 
 
 
 
 
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Kansas State University
Aug 2008 – Mar 2015
 
 
 
 
 
Senior Research Associate
Florida State University, Center for Criminology and Public Policy
May 2005 – May 2008

Contact

  • ciftci@ksu.edu
  • 802 Mid-Campus Dr. S, Manhattan, KS 66506
  • Enter Calvin Hall and take the stairs to Office 216 on Floor 2
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