Nilüfer Göle

Member of the NOMIS Foundation Board of Directors

Nilüfer Göle is a NOMIS board member and professor of sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS; Paris, France).

She 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 European Solidarity Center in Gdansk. Her books have been translated into many languages, including French, German, Turkish and Polish.

Göle is currently conducting a research project on Public Space Democracy. Previously she 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.