Dilara K. Üsküp, PhD, PhD


Dilara K. Üsküp, PhD, PhD, is a joint doctoral graduate of the University of Chicago’s Department of Political Science and the Divinity School. Her forthcoming manuscript, Sex in God’s City, examines theology as political persuasion. Dr. Üsküp’s research clarifies the ways in which religion, spirituality, and religious institutions affect behavioral interventions and biometric outcomes of the most vulnerable populations, especially African American/Black women.  Her research interests include: race/ethnicity, religion, and gender/sexuality at the intersection of public opinion and health policy. Dr. Üsküp completed a T32 post-doctoral fellow at UCLA from 2018-2020 with Dr. Mary Jane Rotheram and Dr. Steve Shoptaw.