ASSIST.PROF.DR. SELMAN YILMAZ    
Name : SELMAN
Surname : YILMAZ
E-Mail : selyilmaz@ankara.edu.tr
Phone Number : +90 312 212 68 00
Title : ASSIST.PROF.DR.
Unit :
Department : Sociology of Religion
Personal Information

CONTACT INFO:

selyilmaz@ankara.edu.tr

Ankara University

Divinity Faculty

+90 312 212 6800 / 1378

Bahriye Üçok cad. 06500 Beşevler, Ankara, Turkey

 

EDUCATION:

 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, PA, the US, 2013

Title of dissertation: “State, Politics, and Religion: Effects of Political and Social Change on the Relationship between State and Religion in Turkey, 2002-2012”.

Advisor: Prof. Mohammed Bamyeh 

              http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/19661/

● M.A., Sociology of Religion, Marmara University, Istanbul, 2006

Title of thesis: “A Sociological Analysis of Elementary School Teachers’ Perception on Religion”

Advisor: Prof. Ali Köse

https://tez.yok.gov.tr/UlusalTezMerkezi/TezGoster?key=ePX_SaJ0b35Gq45swKG3lMf0ss0JOHdvH7YQto_CkrHvi_LarTd-nypGDtVOtAaK

● B.A., Theology, Marmara University, İstanbul, 2002

           

ARTICLES:

Yılmaz, Selman (2017). The Challenges of Conducting Fieldwork in Sociology of Religion. (In Turkish) Journal of History, Culture and Art Research, 6(3), 1-31. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7596/taksad.v6i3.950 http://kutaksam.karabuk.edu.tr/index.php/ilk/article/view/950/649

Yılmaz, Selman (2017). Understanding the Experience of the Early Turkish Republic Over Poems: A Comparison of Nazım Hikmet and Necip Fazıl. (In Turkish) İTOBİAD, 6(2), 1088-1122. http://www.itobiad.com/download/article-file/312921

Yılmaz, Selman (2016). Divinity Faculty Students’ Look at the Faith Groups in Turkey. (in Turkish) AÜİFD. 57(1), 103-144. http://ilahiyatdergi.ankara.edu.tr/files/2016/04/04-Dini-Gruplara-Bak%C4%B1%C5%9F.pdf

Yılmaz, Selman (2016). The National View Movement: Effects of Framing in Social Movements. (in Turkish) İTOBİAD. 5(4), 1164-1185. http://itobiad.com/article/view/5000176702

Yılmaz, Selman (2014). Cultural Muslims: Background Forces and Factors Influencing Everyday Religiosity of Muslim People. Journal of History, Culture and Art Research. 3(3), 1-19. http://kutaksam.karabuk.edu.tr/index.php/ilk/article/view/360

Yılmaz, Selman (2014). Social Mobility and Its Discontents: The Center-Periphery Cleavage of Turkey. Journal of History, Culture and Art Research, 3(2), 28-44. http://kutaksam.karabuk.edu.tr/index.php/ilk/article/view/356

Yılmaz, Selman (2013). Cultural Muslims: Popular Religiosity Among Teachers in Public Elementary Schools in Turkey. Journal of History, Culture and Art Research, 2(3), 237-258. http://kutaksam.karabuk.edu.tr/index.php/ilk/article/view/270

 

PROJECTS:

Yılmaz, Selman (2015). Social Analyze Report on West Black Sea Region Cities: Zonguldak, Karabük, and Bartın. The Ministry of Development.

 

CONFERENCES:

Yılmaz, Selman (2017). “Birlikte Yaşama Kültürü: Dini Azınlık ve Alevi Gruplarına Toplumsal Bakış”. 2nd Eurasian Congress on Positive Psychology, Üsküdar University, Istanbul, May 14.

Yılmaz, Selman (2017). “Understanding the Experience of the Early Turkish Republic Over Poems: A Comparison of Nazim Hikmet and Necip Fazil”.1st International Symposium of Silkroad Academic Studies, Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Nevşehir, September 21.

Yılmaz, Selman (2013). “Being a non-Muslim in Turkey: Rights of Religious Minorities in Turkey”. NETA Turkish Studies Workshop, Columbia University, New York, April 20.

Yılmaz, Selman (2012). “New Secular Muslims of Turkey: How Social Change Affects Religious Identity in Politics” Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR) annual meeting, Denver, Colorado, August 17.

Yılmaz, Selman (2012). “From a Congregation to a Social Movement: Identity Changing in Religious Movements.” 9. Dietrich A&S Grad Expo, University of Pittsburgh, March 22.

Yılmaz, Selman (2011). “Between West and East: The Ruling Justice and Development Party’s Foreign Policies during the Last Decade in Turkey.” 8. A&S Grad Expo, University of Pittsburgh, March 24.

Yılmaz, Selman (2010). “Popular Religiosity among Teachers in Public Elementary Schools in Turkey.” 7. A&S Grad Expo, University of Pittsburgh, March, 22.

 

TRANSLATIONS IN TURKISH:

Cohen, Erik H. (2016). Yön Teorisi. Din Çalışmalarında Araştırma Yöntemleri El Kitabı, the Routledge. Çev. Selman Yılmaz (Yayınevi tarafından basım aşamasında). 

Casonava, Jose (2014). Sekülerleşmeyi Yeniden Düşünmek: Evrensel Bir Karşılaştırma. Çev. Selman Yılmaz. Tarih Kültür Sanat Araştırmaları Dergisi, 3:2, 220-236.

 

BOOK REVIEWS:

Martin, Gus (2017). Essentials of Terrorism: Consepts and Centroversies (4th ed.). Translated to Turkish İhsan Çapçıoğlu & Bahadır Metin. Ankara: Adres Publications. Rev. Selman Yılmaz (forthcoming).

Haberli, Mehmet (2014). Sanal Din: Tarihsel, Kuramsal ve Pratik Boyutlarıyla İnternet ve Din. İstanbul: Açılım Kitap. Rev. Selman Yılmaz. Tarih Kültür Sanat Araştırmaları Dergisi, 3:2, 237-241.

 

BOOK SECTIONS:

Yılmaz, Selman (2018). Religion and Politics in Turkey. Sociology of Religion in Turkey. Brill. (Abstract is accepted. Contract is signed).

Yılmaz, Selman (2016). Milli Görüş Hareketi. (In Turkish) İLİTAM. Ankara University.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS:

2015 – Erasmus Exchange Program Faculty Coordinator

2015 – Mevlana Exchange Program Faculty Coordinator

 

ONGOING RESEARCHES:

● Religious change in Turkey since 2000s (focusing on teachers). 

● Syrian immigrants living in Ankara city: social problems.

 

ACADEMIC AWARDS:

● Summer fellowship, School of Art and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, 2012.

● Scholarship for graduate education, the Ministry of National Education of Turkey, 2007.      

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

●  Sociology of religion.

●  Religion in modernity.

●  Secularization in public life.

●  Religion and politics.

●  Religious minority rights. 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCES:

2014-  Faculty, Ankara University

● Sociology of Religion

● Research Methods in Social Sciences

● Contemporary Religious Issues

● Introduction to Sociology

● New Religious Movements

● Religion and Gender

● Religion and Politics

● Basic Texts in Sociology

● Social Movements and Contentious Politics

2012 Fall Adjunct Professor, Allegheny College, Pennsylvania.

● Introduction to Islam

2003-2007 Teacher, MEB, İstanbul

● Religion and Ethics