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MENA Dialogues / Esra Özyürek on Religion, Secularism and Nationalism in Turkey and Europe

MENA Dialogues
Esra Özyürek on Religion, Secularism and Nationalism in Turkey and Europe
{{langos=='en'?('14/02/2017' | todate):('14/02/2017' | artodate)}} - Issue 4.2

Dr. Esra Özyürek and host Nazlı Özkan discusses the interplay and dynamics between Islam, Christianity, secularism and nationalism in the context of Turkey and Europe. This video was recorded on February 14, 2017, for the MENA Dialogues series produced by the Middle East & North African Studies Program at Northwestern University. Professor Özyürek’s visit to Northwestern was co-sponsored by the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.

Islam, Christianity, Secularism, and Nationalism in Turkey and Europe


Esra Özyürek
Esra Özyürek

Political anthropologist and Associate Professor/Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies at the London School of Economics.

Dr. Esra Özyürek a political anthropologist who seeks to understand how Islam, Christianity, secularism, and nationalism are dynamically positioned in relation to each other in Turkey and in Europe. For her research received funding from Fulbright Foundation, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Academic Exchange, Institute for Turkish Studies. She was a resident fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She is the recipient of Barkan Prize for best article in the field of Turkish Studies. Her most recent book Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe has been published by the Princeton University Press (2014). Her previous book Nostalgia for the Modern: State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey has been published by Duke University Press (2007). She also is the editor of Politics of Public Memory in Turkey published by Syracuse University Press (2007) and Unuttuklarɩ ve Hatɩrladɩklarɩyla Turkiye’nin Toplumsal Hafɩzasɩ by İletişim Yayɩnevi (2002).

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