Onder Kucukural

Visiting Researcher

Onder Kucukural is a PhD candidate in the political science program at Sabanci University, Istanbul. He is a visiting researcher at ACMCU since September 2011, currently working on his dissertation thesis on “Religious Reasoning and Pluralism in Turkish Society.” His areas of interest include sociology of religion, deliberative democracy in Muslim majority countries, political psychology of Islamism, religion and public sphere. He has a double major degree in psychology and sociology at Middle East Technical University, Ankara. He wrote his MA thesis on “Dynamics of Youth Euroscepticism” in Turkey at the same university. He has participated in research projects in Turkey and co-authored a book in Turkish on “Aging and Living Arrangements in Turkey.” He also has written articles and book chapters on “Muslims at the Borders of Liberalism and Conservatism,” “Hegemonic Masculinity,” “Citizenship in Turkey,” “Civil Society in Turkey and the Middle East.”