Gizem Arıkan, PhD



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Gizem Arıkan, PhD



Yasar University

Phone: +90-232-4115227

Department of International Relations

Fax: +90-232-3745474

Universite Cad. 35-37 Bornova

gizem.arikan@yasar.edu.tr

Izmir, Turkey

Website: garikan.yasar.edu.tr


Academic Appointments
Associate Professor, Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey, 2014 – present.
Assistant Professor, Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey, 2011 – 2014.

Education
Ph.D. Political Science, Stony Brook University, 2010.
Dissertation: Economic Individualism and Cross-National Differences in Redistribution Committee: Stanley Feldman (Advisor), Gallya Lahav, Joel Simmons, Timothy Moran
M.A. Political Science and International Relations, Bogazici University, 2004.
Thesis: The Decline of the Center Right Parties in Turkey in the 1990s: Value Change or Resentment?
B.A. Political Science and International Relations, Bogazici University, 2001.

Research Interests
Political psychology, comparative political behavior, political culture, values, public opinion, religiosity, democratic attitudes, attitudes towards redistribution and welfare, quantitative research methods.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit, Gizem Arikan, and Marie Courtemanche. 2015. Religious Social Identity, Religious Belief, and Anti-Immigration Sentiment. American Political Science Review 109(2): 203-221.
Arikan, Gizem and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom. 2015. Social Values and Cross-National Differences in Attitudes towards Welfare. Political Studies 63(2): 431-448.
Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit, Gizem Arikan, and Gallya Lahav. 2015. The Effect of Perceived Cultural and Material Threats on Ethnic Preferences in Immigration Attitudes. Ethnic and Racial Studies 38(10): 1760-1778.

Arikan, Gizem and Eser Sekercioglu. 2014. Türkiye’de Muhafazakarlasma: Kuşak Farki Var mi? (Rising Conservatism in Turkey: Is There a Generation Gap?). Alternatif Politika 6(1): 63-93.


Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit, Gizem Arikan, and Udi Sommer. 2014. Globalization, Threat and Religious Freedom. Political Studies 62(2): 273-291.
Arikan, Gizem. 2013. Values, Religiosity and Support for Redistribution and Social Policy in Turkey. Turkish Studies 14(1): 34-52.


  1. Reprinted in Political Psychology of Turkish Political Behavior, Cengiz Erisen (Ed.). London: Routledge. 2015.

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit and Gizem Arikan. 2013. Priming Religious Belief and Religious Social Behaviour Affects Support for Democracy. International Journal of Public Opinion Research 25(3): 368-382.


Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit and Gizem Arikan. 2013. Religion and Support for Democracy: A Cross-national Test of Mediating Mechanisms. British Journal of Political Science 43(2): 375-397.
Sommer, Udi, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, and Gizem Arikan. 2013. Does Faith Limit Immorality? The Politics of Religion and Corruption. Democratization 20(2): 287-309.


  1. Reprinted in Religion and Political Change in the Modern World, Jeffrey Haynes (Ed.). London: Routledge. 2014.

Arikan, Gizem and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom. 2013. The Influence of Societal Values on Attitudes towards Immigration. International Political Science Review 34(1): 210- 226.


Arikan, Gizem. 2012. Attitudes towards the EU in Turkey: The Role of Perceived Threats and Benefits. Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs 17(3): 81-103.
Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit and Gizem Arikan. 2012. A Two-edged Sword: The Differential Effect of Religious Belief and Religious Social Context on Attitudes towards Democracy. Political Behavior 34(2): 249-276.
Arikan, Gizem. 2011. Economic Individualism and Government Spending. World Values Research 4(3): 73-95.
Sekercioglu, Eser and Gizem Arikan. 2008. Trends in Party System Indicators for the July 2007 Turkish Elections. Turkish Studies 9 (2): 213-231.

Conferences, Workshops, Invited Talks (Last 5 years)
Religious Markets, Religious Social Behavior and Protest (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom). Accepted for presentation at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA), San Francisco, USA, September 3-6, 2015.
Justice considerations and the social protest: An experimental investigation in Turkey and Israel (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom). Workshop on Political Psychology Perspectives

on Participation and Protest in the Middle East, Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey, March 6, 2015.


Religiosity and Political Participation: When do Religious Markets Foster or Deter Participation of the Devout? (Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Rome, Italy, July 4-7, 2014.
Justice considerations and the social protest: An experimental investigation in Turkey and Israel. (Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom) 37th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Rome, Italy, July 4-7, 2014.
The effect of Faith and Religious Social Behavior on Attitudes towards Redistribution: A Test of the Underlying Mechanisms (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom), International Conference on Religion, Democracy, and Law, London Metropolitan University, London, UK, January 14-15, 2014.
Faith, Religious Social Behavior, and Immigration Attitudes (with Marie Courtemanche and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom), 36th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Herzliya, Israel, July 8-11, 2013.
Religiosity and Redistributive Preferences: A Cross-National Test of Competing Explanations (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom), 36th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), July 8-11, 2013 IDC Herzliya, Israel.
The effect of Faith and Religious Social Behavior on Attitudes towards Redistribution: A Test of the Underlying Mechanisms (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom), Conference on Religion, Democracy, and Law, London, UK, January 15-16, 2014.
Religiosity and Attitudes towards Redistribution: Explaining the Underlying Mechanisms (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom), 71th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 2013.
Values, Religiosity and Support for Redistribution and Social Policy in Turkey, 71th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 2013.
Religious Belief, Religious Social Behavior and Immigration Attitudes: A Comparative Priming Experiment (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom and Marie Courtemanche), 71th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 11-14, 2013.
Core Values, Religiosity, and Support for Redistribution and Social Policy in Turkey, Political Psychology Workshop, TOBB ETU, Ankara, May 14-15, 2012.
Context Effects on Public Support for Welfare Policies and Redistribution (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom), 108th American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, August 30 – September 2, 2012.
Socially Shared Values and Their Conditional Impact on Attitudes towards Welfare (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom), 22nd World Congress of Political Science, Madrid, Spain, July 8-12, 2012.

A Cross-Contextual Analysis of Religiosity and Intrinsic Support for Democracy (with Pazit BenNun Bloom), 22nd World Congress of Political Science, Madrid, Spain, July 8-12, 2012.


Religiosity and Intrinsic Support for Democracy (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom), 70th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 12-15, 2012.
The Conditional Effect of Societal Values and Individual-level Traditionalism on Welfare Attitudes (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom), 70th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 12-15, 2012.
Change and Continuity in Party System Indicators (with Eser Sekercioglu), Workshop on Voting and Party System in Turkey’s June 2011 Elections, Yasar University, Izmir, February 9-10, 2012.
Cultural Context and Cross-National Differences in Public Opinion: An Application of Schwartz’s
Egalitarianism Dimension to Attitudes towards Immigration and Welfare (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom), 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Istanbul, Turkey, July 9-12, 2011.
Globalization, Threat and Religious Freedom: A Cross-National Time-Series Analysis (with Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom and Udi Sommer) 34th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), Istanbul, Turkey, July 9-12, 2011.


Courses Taught (Last 5 years)
Department of International Relations, Yasar University. INRL 101 – History of Civilizations

INRL 352 – Turkish Politics


INRL 305 – Research Methods in International Relations INRL 352 – Turkish Politics

INRL 466 – Political Psychology

INRL 503 – Research Methods in International Relations (M.A. level)


Honors, Awards, and Scholarships
Turkish Academy of Sciences – Outstanding Young Scientist Award, 2015.
International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) Small Grant to organize Workshop on Political Psychology Perspectives on Participation and Protest in the Middle East, 2014.
Outstanding Researcher Award, Yasar University, 2013.
American Political Science (APSA) Travel Grant, 2012 and 2015.
Tuition Scholarship, Stony Brook University, 2004 – 2010.
Graduate Assistantship, Stony Brook University, 2004 – 2010.
Department of Political Science Travel Grant, Stony Brook University, various years.

Professional Memberships


American Political Science Association (APSA)
Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA)
International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)

Professional Service
Referee for American Political Science Review, Political Psychology, Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, International Political Science Review, South European Society and Politics, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Politics and Religion, Research and Politics.
Chair & Discussant, various years, Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association.
Section Chair: “Conflict, Violence and Terrorism”, 36th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), July 8-11, 2013 IDC Herzliya, Israel.
Junior Scholars Committee –Professional Development Coordinator, International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP), 2013-2015.
International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) Governing Council Member, 2015-2018.


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