I started my journey in Erzurum, Turkey in 1970. Upon graduating from the Middle East Technical University (Ankara) in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, I wanted to explore a different world and start over. I
arrived in the U.S. in 1993 to work as an au-pair for one year, with hopes of graduate school in something other than economics. After a long residence in Arizona which produced an MA degree, a PhD in sociology and some part-time and full-time work experience at Arizona State University, I found myself driving across the continent to Alaska in a U-haul to be near my brother, my only family in the U.S..

Almost twenty years later after take-two, I am a dual citizen and an Assistant Professor of sociology. I am an academic who loves food, Argentine tango, popular culture, travel and the arts, and wish to integrate my academic pursuits and extra curricular passions better. This portfolio documents where I am right now academically and how I am trying to shift to a more integrated approach where what I love to do outside of campus can coincide more with my research and service agenda at my work.

Contact Info: Zeynep Kilic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
University of Alaska Anchorage
Department of Sociology
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

Telephone: (907) 786-1658
Fax: (907) 786-1737