Assistant Professor of International and Middle Eastern Studies and an affiliated faculty of Black Studies, Sociology and at the Center For Turkish Studies at Portland State University. He is also the Middle East Studies Coordinator for International Studies.
Ph.D 2009 Sociology at Virginia Tech
Graduate Certificate 2009 Africana Studies
Graduate Certificate 2009 Social and Political Theory
Graduate Certificate 2009 Intl Research & Development
His research and teaching interests include the Sociology of Islam and the Middle East, Social and Political Theories, Islamic Movements, Sociology of Work, Sociology of Africa, and Modern Kurdish, Uyghur and Turkish Nationalism. Previously, Dr. Keskin taught as an instructor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Virginia Tech University and also as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at James Madison University and Radford University. He received his PhD in Sociology from Virginia Tech, with graduate certificate degrees in Africana Studies, Social and Political Thought, and International Research and Development.
Outside of his instructor role, he is founder and moderator of the Sociology of Islam mailing list, and editor of the Sociology of Islam Journal. His edited book, The Sociology of Islam: Secularism Economy and Politics was published by Garnet/Ithaca Press in June of 2011. Dr. Keskin is an international board member of Sociologists Without Borders, and serves as a book review editor of Societies Without Borders. He has organized several study abroad courses to Qatar and Turkey and he is currently working on the following book projects and articles:
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