Sam Bell and Sabri Ciftci were both promoted to associate professor with tenure in August 2015. Sam joined the department in 2009 and has established himself as a highly productive scholar and a strong teacher. Much of his scholarship focuses on interstate and civil conflict, U.S. foreign policy, and human rights. He teaches courses on these subjects and also social science methodology. His research has been published in some of the top ranked journal outlets in our discipline, including the Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Political Research Quarterly, International Studies Quarterly, and Foreign Policy Analysis. Sam has also been invited to speak at universities and research institutes in Belgium, the UK, and the US.
As noted above, Sabri joined the department in 2008 and is currently the Michael W. Suleiman Chair in Arab-American Studies at K-State. Sabri has also made a significant mark in his field of study. His work has appeared in a number of prestigious academic journals and in popular outlets such as the Foreign Affairs website. His extensive research on public opinion, religion and politics has led to an ambitious new project examining why individuals are attracted to radical Islamist parties in certain parts of the Middle East. Sabri has participated in invited workshops and has conducted considerable research in the Middle East.
We applaud Sam and Sabri for their achievements!