Sakin Erin is Visiting Assistant Professor. He earned his PhD from the University of Kentucky in 2015. His research interests include social network analysis, Islam in America, world-systems, Kurdish nation building, globalization. In his dissertation, Şakin investigates how people’s ego-centric social networks change when they convert to Islam and the extent to which their identies are verified by their alters. He compared conversion experiences of people living in Michigan to those living in Kentucky using mixed methods. He has a book on the role of the Ottoman Empire in the emgernce of the world-systems. He has thaught sociology of globalization, statistics, sociological theory and comparative global socities.
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