A graduate of Dokuz Eylül University in İzmir, Nuri Tınaz earned his M.A. degree at the Kings College London in Sociology of Religion, and Philosophy of Religion. Mr. Tınaz completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Sociology at Warwick University, and conducted Post-Doctoral research in 2002-2004 at the same university as a recipient of the Leverhulme Trust Social Sciences scholarship. Between 2001 and 2005, he was a part-time lecturer and a supervisor in the Society, Religion and Politics Program at Social and Political Sciences, in the Department of Sociology, at University of Cambridge. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Tınaz worked as a research fellow, and Visiting Scholar Program and Inter-institutional Relations Coordinator in Social Sciences, Sociology and the Sociology of Religion Studies, İSAM, İstanbul, Turkey. He also worked at International Balkan University, Skopje, Macedonia in 2009-2011. Dr. Tınaz was a Fulbright scholar in the Department of History at Utah State University in 2008. He taught Islamophobia Rising in the West; Social, Cultural, Political and Religious Organizations of Islamic and Muslim Communities in the U.S. and Western Europe, at Utah State University and in five different states in the U.S.
Currently, Tınaz is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology at Marmara University, teaching Sociology of Religion, Urban Sociology, and Immigration-Racism-Discrimination-Integration.