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Ahmet Kuru


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Ahmet Kuru is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at San Diego State University. He is also the director of the Center for Islamic and Arabic Studies. His research specializes in comparative politics, religion and politics, and Islamic and Middle Eastern studies. He is the author of multiple essays and books concerning policy and religion, including Secularism and State Policies toward Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey (2009), which won the Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in 2011. In addition, he was the co-editor of Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey (2012, with Alfred Stepan). He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Washington.