Fall 2014 Teaching Load

SOC A101, Introduction to Sociology 
  • Face to face class, CRN: 74763, Section: 603 (MW, RH 117, 1-2:15 pm)
  • Distance class, CRN: 74768, Section: 801
SOC A380, Sociology of Globalization (CRN: 74777, M, SMH 109, 4-6:45 pm)

Office hours (SSB 365)
M, 2:30-3:30 pm
W, 2:30-4 pm



Assistant Professor, Faculty Advisor
Office: SSB 365
Phone: 786-1658
Email: zkilic@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/zkilicprofessionalportfolio


Dr. KILIÇ was born and raised in Turkey. After completing her bachelors degree in economics, she moved to the U.S. to pursue graduate school. She completed her masters and doctorate degrees at Arizona State University in sociology. She arrived in Anchorage in the summer of 2008 after 14 years in Arizona. She is still getting acclimated... UAA Faculty Convocation_DiversityAward_ZKilic

Dr. Kilic received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in University Diversity in 2013. Award is given to individuals who are making significant and positive differences in enhancing diversity on campus by increasing visibility, representing diverse voices, advocating, showing program initiative, and creating a sense of community as a public square. 


Hear Zeynep speak at the Alaska Public Media's panel on the documentary "Girls Rising" (on girls' education around the world), sponsored by the Alaska World Affairs Council on Dec. 5, 2013. Here her speak at the UAA Bookstore about Restaurant Reviews and how we approach ethnic food in the U.S. "Restaurant Reviews: Ethnic Food in the American Culinary Imaginary." Podcast can be accessed here - scroll to No. 29 on the list - (April 23, 2014).  

See the Green and Gold piece on her latest research project here (Feb 12, 2014). She has received a $15,000 grant from the Turkish Cultural Foundation in 2014 to film her documentary "Tables of Istanbul" on Istanbul's food cultures. See a trailer/teaser for the documentary here.


Ph.D., Sociology, Arizona State University, 2006,"Reluctant Citizens? Belonging and Immigrant Loyalties in the Era of Transnationalism."

M.A.,  Sociology, Arizona State University, 1997, "Mainland Watching Diaspora: Perceptions of Diaspora in the Turkish Press (1972-1993)."

B.Sc., Economics, Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey), 1992.

Career History

Fellow, Istanbul Studies Center, Kadir Has University (Istanbul, Turkey), 2015, http://www.khas.edu.tr/en/research/research-centers/isrc/Current-Fellows.html

Assistant Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), Department of Sociology (2010- ).

Term Assistant Professor, UAA, Department of Sociology, (2009-2010).

Term Instructor, UAA, Department of Sociology, (2008-2009).

Senior Researcher, Arizona State University (ASU), University Technology Office, Applied Learning Technologies Institute (alt^I), (2005 - 2008).

Research & Development Assistant, Faculty Support Specialist, Digital Media and Instructional Technologies/IS Lab (ASU), (2002 – 2005).

Dissertation fieldwork in Berlin (Germany) and NYC (USA), (2001-2003).

Teaching Associate & Teaching Assistant, Sociology Department , ASU, (1996-2001).

Graduate Assistant, Development Office (ASU Foundation), (1995-1996).

Teaching Responsibilities

Previously Taught at UAA: Social Science Research Methods (SOC/PS 361) & Application of Statistics to the Social Sciences(SOC 362)


Professional and Departmental Service

  • UAA Faculty Technology Fellow (2012-2013)
  • Sociology Dept., Outreach committee (Alumni Survey and Departmental Webpage)
  • UAA Sociology Club, Faculty Advisor (2010- present)
  • Sustainability in the Curriculum participant (2012-2013)
  • NCBI, Welcoming Diversity/Prejudice Reduction, Train the Trainer Workshop (Sept. 2012)
  • National Coalition Building Institute, UAA Member (2012-2013)
  • Member, Pacific Sociological Association, Committee on the Status of Women (2012-2016)
  • Session Organizer, Pacific Sociological Association, Annual Meeting (2010-2012)
  • UAA, International and Intercultural Taskforce (2011-2012)
  • UAA, Undergraduate Research Taskforce (2011-2012)
  • UAA, Marshall Scholarship Committee (2011)
  • NVivo (Qualitative Research Software) Workshop, April 12-13 UAA (2010)
  • UAA/APU, Difficult Dialogues Fellow, Ford Foundation Program, Start Talking Cohort (2009)
  • UAA, NCBI Welcoming Diversity/Prejudice Reduction Workshop (2009)
  • UAA Student Showcase and Undergraduate Grants Reviewer


Research Interests

  • Sociology of Food, Ethnic Food and Food Cultures
  • Immigration, Culture, Citizenship and Identity
  • Comparative Sociology
  • Qualitative Methodology
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  • May 2012 Graduation
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  • Kilic chapter in Henke edited book
  • UAA Main page Z Kilic research highlight
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  • 2014 Publication in Food Studies with Dr. Maseda