Political Science

Yasemin Akbaba


Political Science



Campus Box 0406


Glatfelter Hall
Room 312
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400


BA Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey), 2001
PhD University of Missouri–Columbia, 2006

Yasemin Akbaba (PhD Political Science, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2006) is an Associate Professor at Gettysburg College. Her research focuses on mobilization of ethnic and religious groups and the effects of religious discrimination on ethnic and religious conflict. Her (single authored and co-authored) publications have appeared in Journal of Peace Research, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Ethnopolitics, Civil Wars, International Interactions, Politics and Religion and Politics, Religion & Ideology. She taught the following courses: Introduction to International Relations, War and Politics, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict, Contemporary Issues in Middle East Politics, International Relations and Religion (Capstone) and Contemporary Issues in Turkish Politics.