Türkmen is a political sociologist and a postdoctoral researcher at the
University of Göttingen’s Institute of Sociology. Her work examines how
certain historical, cultural, and political developments inform questions of
belonging and identity-formation in multi-ethnic and multi-religious societies.
Her research and
teaching interests stand at the intersection of politics and religion, as they
relate to questions of migration, nationalism, citizenship, and
inclusion/exclusion in multicultural contexts. She has published in
several academic outlets including the Annual Review of Sociology,
Qualitative Sociology, Sociological Quarterly, and Nations and
Nationalism. She occasionally writes public sociology pieces for outlets
such as Jadaliyya, Open Democracy, and ResetDoc. Her book,
Under the Banner of Islam? Turks, Kurds and the Limits of Religious Unity
is forthcoming with the Oxford University Press in January 2021.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
October 2020 - September 2021