First Generation Scholars

Meet Orçun Selçuk, 2021 First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Orçun Selçuk is an assistant professor of political science at Luther College. Before coming to the United States, he received undergraduate and master’s degrees from Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. Selçuk completed his Ph.D. at Florida International University, […]

First Generation Scholars

Meet Salih Noor, 2021 First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Salih Noor is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University. His research interests lie in comparative democratization, colonialism and postcolonial development, and qualitative methods, with a substantive focus on Africa. In his dissertation project […]

First Generation Scholars

Meet Chirasree Mukherjee, 2021 First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Chirasree Mukherjee is a doctoral candidate at the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. She specializes in International Relations and Comparative Politics. Her dissertation grapples with intractable conflicts, especially those fought on religious grounds. She […]

First Generation Scholars

Meet Irmak Yazici, 2021 First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Irmak Yazici is a doctoral candidate (ABD) and lecturer in political science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her research broadly focuses on secularism within the context of comparative and global politics. Her dissertation entitled “Seeing through […]

First Generation Scholars

Meet Qingyan Wang, 2021 First Generation Scholar in the Profession

Qingyan Wang is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia. Her research interests are media politics and civic engagement. Her dissertation will try to understand how state-sponsored propaganda […]