Waiheke Island, New Zealand / 10 April 2017

I am a political scientist with specializations in Comparative Politics and International Relations. I study migration and diversity, and I focus primarily on cases that involve Islam-West relations. I am interested in Western democracies with Muslim minorities, and the Middle East.

My doctoral dissertation (Simon Fraser University, Canada, 2015) analyzed the attitudes toward Muslim immigrants in Western Europe, and my postdoctoral research (The University of Queensland, Australia, 2017) investigated refugee movements, and focused in part on Syrian refugees in Germany.

I am currently working on two projects. One focuses on the direction of multiculturalist policies. The other investigates violent Islamist groups such as ISIL, and their appeal to Muslim youth in Western countries.

If you wish to reach me, please use the contact link below.

I am not always able to answer all the messages I receive, but I read every piece.

Note: I am not the only Serdar Kaya around. There are thousands of others. Please google with care.

Last Updated: 20 July 2018