June 27, 2016
Recent graduate Gulay Turkmen-Dervisoglu, PhD ’16, has been appointed as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Goettingen’s Forum for Interdisciplinary Religious Studies. During the two-year appointment, Turkmen-Dervisoglu will conduct research on ethnic and religious identity formation and boundary-making among Turkish and Syrian Muslim immigrants in Germany. Her dissertation, entitled “United in Religion, Divided by Ethnicity?: Why Islam Fails as A Supranational Identity in Turkey,” focuses on the divergence and convergence of religious and ethnic identities in contemporary Turkey. She has previously published in the journals Nations and Nationalism and the Annual Review of Sociology. Congratulations Gulay!