Gülay Türkmen, Ph.D.
Gülay Türkmen is a political sociologist examining how macro-scale historical, cultural and political developments inform questions of belonging and identity-formation in multicultural societies. She received her PhD in Sociology from Yale University. Her research interests stand at the intersection of politics and religion, as they relate to questions of identity, migration, diversity, and citizenship. She is the author of Under the Banner of Islam? Turks, Kurds and the Limits of Religious Unity (Oxford University Press, 2021). She has published in several academic outlets including the Annual Review of Sociology, Qualitative Sociology, Sociological Quarterly, Nations and Nationalism, and New Diversities. For further information on her research and publishing profile please check her website.
“Civil War and Religion: Turkey”. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion, edited by Paul Djupe and Güneş Murat Tezcür. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.67
“’But You Don’t Look Turkish!’: The Changing Face of Turkish Immigration to Germany”. ResetDOC. 27 May.
“Political Islam in Turkey”. Pp. 93-106 in Authoritarianism and Resistance in Turkey: Conversations on Democratic and Social Challenges, edited by Esra Özyürek, Emrah Altındiş, Gaye Özpınar. Switzerland: Springer International (with Hayri Kırbaşoğlu)
“Why Faltering Democracies Need Strong Opposition Parties: Lessons from Turkey”. ResetDOC. 23 October (with Shai Dromi)
“Religion, Nationalism and Violence: An Integrated Approach”. Annual Review of Sociology 39: 193-210. (with Philip Gorski)