Dr. Selçuk Altuntaş

Dr. Selçuk Altuntaş

Islam, Christianity, Christian-Muslim dialogue, and Turkish linguistics



Ph.D. Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2018.  

M.A. Theology, Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, 2010.

M.A. Turkic Languages and Literatures, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, 2006.

B.A. Turkish Language and Literature, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, 2004.


Prior to Respect, Seljuk has taught at Edgewood College as an adjunct instructor of Religion. His fields of interest include Islam, Christianity, Christian-Muslim dialogue, and Turkish linguistics. His research deals with diversity in the representation of Islam in the Volga-Ural region in Russia. In addition to his academic career, Seljuk is interested in pastoral care as he has done prison ministry for about a decade across three states, Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin. He is a member of Central Eurasian Studies Society.

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