M. Alper Yalçinkaya
Assistant Professor of Sociology-Anthropology
B.A., M.A., Middle East Technical University, Ankara
Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
M. Alper Yalçinkaya joined Ohio Wesleyan in 2010 after completing his Ph.D. in Sociology and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. A native of Turkey, Alper received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Middle East Technical University in Ankara.
His research areas include sociology of culture, social and cultural change in the Middle East, sociology of science, and sociology of religion. His dissertation, reflecting his research interests, is entitled “‘Their Science, Our Values’: Science, State, and Society in the 19th Century Ottoman Empire.” He has published and is currently working on questions regarding science, religion, and identity in Muslim societies.