Being German, Becoming Muslim: race, religion, and conversion in the New Europe

Hosted by LSE European Institute “Perspectives on Europe”

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House,


Dr Esra Özyürek

Dr Ruth Mandel

Dr Nasar Meer

Professor Joel Robbins


Professor Deniz Kandiyoti

The panellists will discuss Dr Özyürek’s newly published book Being German, Becoming Muslim: race, religion, and conversion in the New Europe.

Esra Özyürek is Associate Professor in Contemporary Turkish Studies at LSE’s European Institute.

Ruth Mandel is Reader in Social Anthropology at University College London.

Nasar Meer is Reader in Comparative Social Policy and Citizenship at Strathclyde University and a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellow.

Joel Robbins is Sigrid Rausing Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.

Deniz Kandiyoti is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

The LSE European Institute (@LSEEI) was established in 1991 as a dedicated centre for the interdisciplinary study of processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Assessment Exercise, the Institute was ranked first for research in European Studies in the United Kingdom. The LSE European Institute has been a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence since 2009. 

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