Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate
Orhan Agirdag received his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Sociology from Ghent University, research group CuDOS (Belgium). His interests include sociology of education, in particular focusing on the impact of schools segregation (on cognitive and non-cognitive outcomes) and multilingual education in linguistically diverse school settings. His research activities at the Civil Rights Project are sponsored by the Belgian American Educational Foundation and the Fulbright Commission.
His recent publications include:
Agirdag, O., Van Houtte, M., & Van Avermaet, P. (2011). Ethnic school context and the national and sub-national identifications of pupils. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 32 (2), pp. 357-378.
Agirdag O., Van Houtte, M., & Van Avermaet, P. (2012) Why does the ethnic and socioeconomic composition of schools influence math achievement? The role of sense of futility and futility culture. European Sociological Review, forthcoming, doi: 10.1093/esr/JCQ070.
Agirdag O., Loobuyck P, & Van Houtte, M., (2011). Determinants of attitudes towards Muslim students among teachers: a research note. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, forthcoming.
Agirdag O., Huyst P, & Van Houtte, M., (2011). Determinants of the Formation of a European Identity among Children: Individual- and School-Level Influences. JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, forthcoming, doi: 10.1111/j.1468-5965.2011.02205.x.
Agirdag O., Demanet, J., Van Houtte, M., & Van Avermaet, P. (2011) Ethnic school composition and peer victimization: a focus on the interethnic school climate. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35 (4), pp. 465-473.
Agirdag, O. (2010). Exploring bilingualism in a monolingual school system: insights from Turkish and native students from Belgian schools. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 31 (3), pp. 307-321.
Agirdag O. &Van Houtte, M. (2011). A tale of two cities : bridging families and schools. Educational Leadership, 68 (8), pp. 42-46.
Agirdag, O. (2009). All Languages Welcomed Here. Educational Leadership, 66 (7), pp. 20-25