Resat Kasaba

Distinguished Teaching Award

Department: Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies; 13 years at UW.

Courses Taught: SIS 200 (his most famous class) States and Capitalism: The Origins of the Modern Global System; Introduction to International Political Economy, Middle East and the World Economy; Ethnicity and Nationalism; Contemporary Sociological Theory; Social Change in the Third World; Change in International Affairs; States & Capitalism in the Modern World; Political Economy of Development in the Middle East, Comparative Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism; World Cities

Achievements: Despite teaching classes known among students for their difficulty and demanding workloads, he pulls in consistently superior scores on student evaluations. He is the chair of the International Studies Program and has revised and improved graduate and undergraduate curricula. His soft-spoken lecturing style and riveting lecture topics always draws a crowded auditorium of students.

Quote: "Resat Kasaba is one of the great teachers the University of Washington has had in the last generation. He is the best I have observed in a quarter century of teaching, and that statement ranks him above such well-known figures as Michael Walzer and Joseph Nye."--International Studies Professor Joel Migdal

Biography: B.S., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1976; M.A., sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1978; Ph.D., sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1986.

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