Keynote Speakers of TASSA 2018 Conference, Selcuk Sirin

Selcuk R. Sirin is a Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University. Dr. Sirin studies the lives of marginalized children and youth and ways to enrich professionals’ skill set to better serve their educational and psychological needs. He conducted two longitudinal studies with immigrant children and urban youth in New York, mixed methods studies with Muslim youth in the US, and field studies with refugee children in Turkey and Europe. His work was published in top scientific journals, including Child Development, Review of Educational Research, Pediatrics, and his work appeared in New York Times, BBC, CNN and Forbes. He is also the author of multiple books in English Muslim American Youth (2008) and several bestselling books in Turkish, Freedom or Misery: Turkey at the Crossroad (2015) and A Dream of Turkey (2017). Dr. Sirin received the Young Scholar Award from the Foundation for Child Development for his work on immigrant children, the Review of Research Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Javits Professorship at NYU, along with Teaching Excellence Awards from Boston College and NYU. Sirin serves on the National Academies of Sciences Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children and writes a data-driven weekly column for Hurriyet, the top selling daily in Turkey.