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Nilüfer Göle

Nilüfer Göle


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Nilüfer Göle is a NOMIS board member and professor of sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS; Paris, France). She led the project Public Space Democracy (PublicDemoS) and is currently leading the project AgorAkademi – Creative Inquiry for Public Space.

Göle is the author of several books, including Islam in Europe – The Lure of Fundamentalism and the Allure of Cosmopolitanism (Markus Wiener Publishers, 2011), The Forbidden Modern – Civilization and Veiling in Contemporary Europe (Michigan Press, 1996), Islam and Secularity: The Future of Europe’s Public Sphere (Duke University Press, 2015), and most recently The Daily Lives of Muslims (Zed Books, 2017), which earned her the Ambassador of the New Europe award for the best book on Europe’s future, awarded by the European Solidarity Center in Gdansk. Her books have been translated into many languages, including French, German, Turkish and Polish.

Göle was a laureate of the EuroPublicIslam project from 2008 to 2012, funded by the European Research Council. She is also a member of the executive committee of the Istanbul Seminars.

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The necessity to revisit and rethink democracy through the public place in our contemporary societies is the subject of a podcast produced by Science/AAAS in May 2022. The podcast addresses […]

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