Welcome to my webpage

ysr-gizem-arikan-2-smallI am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin. I received my B.A. and M.A. degrees from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey and my Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, NY, USA.

My main fields of study are comparative political behavior and political psychology. My substantive research interests include religiosity, values and ideology, and attitudes towards redistributive policies. My work has appeared in journals such as American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, Political Psychology, and Political Behavior. I am also winner of Turkish Academy of Sciences 2015 Young Scientist Outstanding Achievement Award (GEBIP) and Science Academy Young Scientist Award 2016.

See my Research Page for a full list of my publications, and this link for a brief summary of my current research agenda. A summary of our recent research on religion and attitudes towards immigration may be found here and a commentary based on these findings could be found in this link.

Syllabi, course materials, and lecture notes of the courses that I currently teach can be found in my Teaching Page.