Current Institutional Affiliation
Professor, Sociology, University of California / Berkeley

Award Information

International Dissertation Research Fellowship 2001
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Sociology, University of Michigan
Islamism among the Urban Poor of Turkey: Religion, Space, and Class in Everyday Political Interaction

In this project, I analyze how the urban poor are articulated to lslamist politics in Turkey. By participating in the everyday lives of the poor, I look at how Islamism is reproduced at an everyday level, a reproduction that enables survival despite state oppression and global crisis. I also explore the intra-hegemonic struggle between the well-off and the poor of the movement. I aim at situating these analyses in a spatial context by looking at how Islamism effects urban inequalities, and how it is in turn influenced by them.