I am a Senior Neuroscientist at Korn Ferry Institute. Before joining Korn Ferry, I have worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology and the Neuroscience Graduate Program at University of California, Riverside. And prior to that, as an Assistant Professor at the Global Studies Institute at Georgia State University (2015-2018).
I have received my Ph.D. from the Sociology Dept. at University of Iowa in 2013 and have trained as a post-doctoral researcher at Pascal Boyer‘s Evolution, Cognition and Culture Laboratory at University of Lyon (France) between 2013 and 2015.
I am a sociologist who studies inter-group relations and racial disparities of health by incorporating theories and tools from the cognitive sciences and neurology. I combine multilevel and cross-national survey analysis with neuroscientific experimental techniques to investigate how micro-dynamics of conflict, well-being and civicness are related to macro-level social systems and ideologies.
I have done a podcast interview recently on my research. You can listen to it here! http://sociocast.org/podcast/neurosociology-with-rengin-firat/
See Curriculum Vitae.
UCR website here.