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Kerem Morgül received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he also worked as a lecturer for multiple semesters. His research focuses on populism, nationalism, and international migration. Kerem’s works have been published in Social Science Research, Qualitative Sociology, and Migration Studies. Morgül is also the first author of a comprehensive report on public attitudes toward Syrian refugees in Istanbul. At Hamilton, he looks forward to teaching classes on race and racism, politics and culture, populism, and attitudes toward refugees and immigrants.


Recent Courses Taught

Race and Racism in the United States
Politics and Culture

Select Publications

  • Morgül, Kerem & Osman Savaskan. (2021) “Identity or Interests? Religious Conservatives’ Attitudes toward Syrian Refugees in Turkey.” Migration Studies 9(4):1645–1672.
  • Morgül, Kerem, Osman Savaskan, & Burcu Mutlu. (2021). Attitudes toward Syrian Refugees in Istanbul: Partisanship, Xenophobia, Threat Perceptions, and Social Contact. Istanbul: The Social, Economic, and Political Research Foundation of Turkey.
  • Morgül, Kerem. (2019). “Performing Revolutionary Populism: The Revolutionary Path Movement in Turkey.” Qualitative Sociology 42(2): 273-297.
  • Kim, Jinho & Kerem Morgül. (2017). “Long-term Consequences of Youth Volunteering: Voluntary versus Involuntary Service.” Social Science Research 67: 160-175. 

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A., Bogaziçi University, Turkey
B.A., Marmara University, Turkey

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