Cigdem V. Sirin, Ph.D.
Dr. Cigdem V. Sirin is Associate Professor of Political Science at UTEP. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and her doctoral degree from Texas A&M University. Dr. Sirin is a recipient of the University of Texas System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award.
Her main areas of interest are international relations and political psychology. In particular, her research centers on examining whether, how, and why certain domestic factors (such as public opinion, ethnic/racial and religious configurations, and environmental scarcity) are associated with key conflict processes and policy decisions (such as military interventions). Her publications include articles in Journal of Politics, Political Psychology, International Studies Quarterly, International Political Science Review, Acta Politica, Armed Forces & Society, and numerous other venues.
Dr. Sirin currently serves as the Director of Graduate Studies for the Political Science Department. She is also the Activity 2 Director for the Title V grant UTEP received for its goals to increase student retention, success, and timely degree completion.