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Gizem Arikan
Assistant Professor, Political Science

Biography

Dr. Arikan received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey and her Ph.D. from Stony Brook University, NY, USA. Her main fields of study are comparative political behavior and political psychology. Dr. Arikan's work focuses on the psychological processes and mechanisms that underlie the effect of religiosity on political attitudes using both cross-national survey data and experiments carried out in multiple political settings. Her works have appeared in journals such as American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, and International Journal of Public Opinion Research. She is the winner of Turkish Academy of Sciences 2015 Young Scientist Outstanding Achievement Award and Science Academy's Young Scientist Award 2016.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Arikan, Gizem and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, Social Values and Cross-National Differences in Attitudes towards Welfare, Political Studies , 63, (2), 2015, p431 - 448 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit, Gizem Arikan, and Marie Courtemanche, Religious Social Identity, Religious Belief, and Anti-Immigration Sentiment, American Political Science Review , 109, (2), 2015, p203 - 221 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Values, Religiosity and Support for Redistribution and Social Policy in Turkey in, editor(s)Cengiz Erisen , Political Psychology of Turkish Political Behavior, London, Routledge, 2015, [Arikan, Gizem] Book Chapter, 2015

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit, Gizem Arikan, and Gallya Lahav, The Effect of Perceived Cultural and Material Threats on Ethnic Preferences in Immigration Attitudes, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38, (10), 2015, p1760 - 1778 Journal Article, 2015 URL

Arikan, Gizem and Eser Sekercioglu, Türkiye'de Muhafazakarlasma: Kuşak Farki Var mi? (Rising Conservatism in Turkey: Is There a Generation Gap?), Alternatif Politika , 6, (1), 2014, p63 - 93 Journal Article, 2014 URL TARA - Full Text

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit, Gizem Arikan, and Udi Sommer, Globalization, Threat and Religious Freedom, Political Studies , 62, (2), 2014, p273 - 291 Journal Article, 2014 URL TARA - Full Text

Does Faith Limit Immorality? The Politics of Religion and Corruption in, editor(s)Jeffrey Haynes , Religion and Political Change in the Modern World, London, Routledge, 2014, pp49 - 72, [Sommer, Udi, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, and Gizem Arikan] Book Chapter, 2014

Sommer, Udi, Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, and Gizem Arikan, Does Faith Limit Immorality? The Politics of Religion and Corruption, Democratization, 20, (2), 2013, p287 - 309 Journal Article, 2013 URL TARA - Full Text

Arikan, Gizem, Values, Religiosity and Support for Redistribution and Social Policy in Turkey, Turkish Studies , 14, (1), 2013, p34 - 52 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit and Gizem Arikan, Priming Religious Belief and Religious Social Behaviour Affects Support for Democracy, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 25, (3), 2013, p368 - 382 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Arikan, Gizem and Pazit Ben-Nun Bloom, The Influence of Societal Values on Attitudes towards Immigration, International Political Science Review, 34, (1), 2013, p210 - 226 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit and Gizem Arikan, Religion and Support for Democracy: A Cross-national Test of Mediating Mechanisms, British Journal of Political Science , 43, (2), 2013, p375 - 397 Journal Article, 2013 URL

Arikan, Gizem, Attitudes towards the EU in Turkey: The Role of Perceived Threats and Benefits, Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs , 17, (3), 2012, p81 - 103 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text URL

Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit and Gizem Arikan, A Two-edged Sword: The Differential Effect of Religious Belief and Religious Social Context on Attitudes towards Democracy, Political Behavior , 34, (2), 2012, p249 - 276 Journal Article, 2012 URL

Arikan, Gizem, Economic Individualism and Government Spending, World Values Research, 4, (3), 2011, p73 - 95 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text URL

Sekercioglu, Eser and Gizem Arikan, Trends in Party System Indicators for the July 2007 Turkish Elections, Turkish Studies , 9, (2), 2008, p213 - 231 Journal Article, 2008 URL

Research Expertise

Keywords

COMPARATIVE STUDIES; LABORATORY EXPERIMENTS; MASS POLITICAL-ATTITUDES; Political Behaviour; Political Psychology; PUBLIC OPINION; Religion; Social Identity; SURVEY DATA; TOLERANCE; WELFARE

Recognition

Awards and Honours

The Science Academy of Turkey Young Scientists Award 2016

Turkish Academy of Sciences Outstanding Young Scientist Award 2015

Memberships

American Political Science Association 2004 – present

International Society of Political Psychology (Governing Council member, 2015-2018) 2011 – present


Last updated 2 June 2015 polsci@tcd.ie.