Murat Yilmaz

Sociology of Religion
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Ph.D., Sociology, Baylor University expected in December 2018 (ABD)
M.A. Sociology, Baylor University, 2015
M.S. Sociology, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2013
B.A., Faculty of Theology, Istanbul University, Turkey, 2008


Murat Yilmaz is a fifth year graduate student in the sociology department. His research interests include studies on family, politics, social change, and health especially as they operate for Muslims in the US and abroad. He is currently interested in how religion influences social issues in Turkey. He has got his MS degree from University of Texas at San Antonio. His first master's thesis (2013) investigated age, period and cohort effects on religiosity in Turkey between 1991-2006. He currently pursues his second master degree (MA) by studying “What Holds Turkish Society Together”.

Recent Publications

Gabriel A. Acevedo, Christopher G. Ellison, and Murat Yilmaz. 2015.  "Religion and Child=Rearing Values in Turkey". Journal of Family Issues, Vol 36(12) 1595-1623.

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