Student NameIrfan Kovankaya
Faculty Mentor NameEmrah Sahin
CollegeLiberal Arts and Sciences
MajorPolitical Science and International Studies with a focus in the Middle East
Research InterestsMiddle Eastern democracy, revolutions, Islam and politics, human rights, and race relations.
Academic AwardsFLAS fellowship for summer semester, FLAS fellowship for academic year, UF honors program, participants in international scholars program, and deans' list.
OrganizationsStudents Organize for Syria, Volunteers for International Student Affairs, Chomp the Vote, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Council, Bob Graham Center for Public Service
Hobbies and InterestsPolitical activism, reading, writing, and soccer

Research Project

Democratization in Turkey

This project will explore the role of democratization in Turkey and the historical implications that Kemalism and other developments have played on its fruition.