Acting Associate Provost for International Initiatives
Volkan Topalli is the Acting Associate Provost for International Initiatives at Georgia State University. From 2012 to 2015, Professor Topalli served as the Chair for the Task Force on Turkey, one of five task force countries at Georgia State University (also including Brazil, China, South Africa and South Korea). He is also Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology in the Andrew Young School of Public Studies, with research affiliations at the International Centre for Research on Forensic Psychology at Portsmouth University, United Kingdom. His research collaborations include work with scholars from Australia, The Netherlands, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and India. He received his Ph.D in Experimental Social Psychology from Tulane University in 1998. Previous to arriving at Georgia State University in 2000, he completed a National Science Foundation research fellowship through the National Consortium on Violence Research. His scholarly research addresses comparative research on violence in urban settings, drug market policy, and the global effects on crime of the digital economy. His research has been supported by such agencies as the National Science Foundation, the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, The Centers for Disease Control, and the National Institute of Justice. He is the co-editor of Criminological Theory: Readings and Retrospectives and the author of peer-reviewed research in such outlets as Criminology, Justice Quarterly, The British Journal of Criminology, Punishment & Society, and Criminal Justice & Behavior.