Ozyurek, Esra

Dr Esra Ozyurek  


Position held

Chair for Contemporary Tukish Studies


Experience keywords:

Holocaust memory among Muslims; Islamism; Muslim antisemitism; Muslims in Germany; Turkey; political culture; secularism

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I am a political anthropologist who seeks to understand how Islam, Christianity and Judaism; secularism and religion; memory and nationalism are dynamically positioned in relation to each other. I am the author of Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe (Princeton University Press, 2014); Nostalgia for the Modern: State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey (Duke University Press 2006) and editor of Remembering and Forgetting in Turkey (in Turkish Iletisim Yay?nlar? 2002) and Politics of Public Memory in Turkey (Syracuse University Press 2007).

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Germany; Turkey


Turkish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press; Radio; TV

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+44 20 7955 6971

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07572 806210


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