Irmak Yazici is a Lecturer and Fellow in the Civic, Liberal, Global Education (COLLEGE) Program at Stanford University. Irmak is a political scientist by training and her research broadly focuses on secularism and religion in global and comparative politics. She's particularly interested in how secular law and policies regulate the public sphere in democracies and the cases in which such regulation can foster religious nationalist ideologies. Irmak is currently working on a book project that details this complex overlap between secularism, democracy, and religious nationalism.
During the 2022–2023 academic year, Irmak is teaching "Why College? Your Education and the Good Life," "Citizenship in the 21st Century," and "The Spirit of Democracy" at Stanford. Prior to her appointment at Stanford, Irmak was a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She designed and taught a broad range of courses, including courses on religion and constitutional law in the United States, the politics of the media, environmental law and politics, American politics, global/comparative politics, and political inquiry/analysis.
Irmak is a Fulbright alumna (2012–2014) and her research received funding from the American Political Science Association (APSA), International Studies Association (ISA), and Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution.
Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Civic, Liberal, and Global Education
PhD, MA, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Political Science
MS, Middle East Technical University, Asian Studies
MA, BA, Middle East Technical University, Philosophy
- Citizenship in the 21st Century
COLLEGE 102 (Win)
- The Spirit of Democracy
COLLEGE 110 (Spr)
- Why College? Your Education and the Good Life
COLLEGE 101 (Aut)