Sabri Ciftci

Sabri Ciftci

Professor of Political Science

Kansas State University

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. Currently, he is working on two projects about the religious roots of medieval state and the economic determinants of Turkish foreign policy.

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. Click here for his Amazon Author page.

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

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  • Islam and Democracy
  • MENA
  • Turkish politics
  • Legislative politics
  • Foreign Policy in MENA
  • Turkish Foreign Policy
  • 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