Assoc. Prof. Özlem Altan Olcay, of the Department of International Relations, has received the 2021 American Sociological Association, Global and Transnational Sociology Section, Best Book by an International Scholar Award. Dr. Altan-Olcay received this award with Professor Evren Balta for their book  The American Passport in Türkiye: National Citizenship in the Age of Transnationalism  published by Penn Press in 2020. This award goes to scholars from Türkiye for the first time in its history.