Sefika Kumral

Assistant Professor of Sociology


Sefika Kumral, Assistant Professor of Sociology, received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and is a global and comparative-historical sociologist working on social movements; ethnic relations and conflict; democracy and authoritarianism; and populism. She has published articles and book chapters on ethnic violence, extreme right, and waves of social and unrest in the world. Currently, she is writing her book manuscript, which builds upon her dissertation research and examines the emergence of anti-Kurdish communal violence in Turkey in the 21st century. In addition, she is one of the co-coordinators of a National Science Foundation-funded project on social protest and movements from 1791 to today. She has taught courses on global social protest, ethnic violence, and populism at Johns Hopkins University.