Michael Kaplan


Program: Anthropology Ph.D.

Year of Entry: Fall 2018

Advisor: Attiya Ahmad

Current Research

My research is at the intersection of religion and migration. I focus on Islamic communities in Turkey, and particularly their relationship to recently arrived refugees from Syria and elsewhere. Broadly, I am interested in Islamic revivalist movements, Sufi communities, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism, displacement and migration, and everyday modes of humanitarian practice. Regional interests include Turkey and the Levant.


M.A. (Islamic and Near Eastern Studies) 2018, Washington University in St. Louis

B.A. (History) 2014, The New School