Professor's Research Cited in Washington Post Article

Published on December 10, 2015

The research of an Eastern Kentucky University faculty member is cited in a recent Washington Post article on Americans’ attitudes toward Muslims.

The article, at, references a 2009 publication co-authored by Dr. Kerem Ozan Kalkan, assistant professor of government and affiliated faculty of the Asian Studies program. At the time the piece was published, Kalkan was a doctoral student at the University of Maryland. The Post link includes a link to the research paper.

Kalkan came to EKU last year from Old Dominion University. He previously taught at Middle East Technical University in Turkey and Stony Brook University. He was also a post-doctoral fellow in quantitative methods at Oxford University 2009-10.

At EKU, he teaches political psychology, and religion and politics, with a particular research interest in public opinion and quantitative research methods. He is currently studying what explains Muslims’ integration into American and European societies by analyzing survey data from various countries and years. His research has appeared in leading political science journals such as American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.