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Monthly Seminar: Religion and Secularism in Turkey: Problems and Prospect
September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Speaker: Dr Caroline Tee
Title of the talk: “Religion and Secularism in Turkey: Problems and Prospect”
Date: Thursday, 21 September 2023
Time: 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Dr Tee is Associate Professor of Modern Islam, and Programme Leader, MA Theology and Religious Studies, Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of Chester
In her academic research, she is interested in the diverse ways in which Islam is lived in the contemporary world. She focuses on the intersection between religion, democratic politics and other major institutions of modernity such as modern science, secular education, and civic engagement. She has carried out extensive ethnographic fieldwork over the course of six years in Turkey, and has published primarily on the subject of the Alevi minority and the socio-religious movement led by the US-based imam Fethullah Gülen. She is the series editor (with Ashraf Hoque) for the Edinburgh Studies in Anthropology of Islam book series at Edinburgh University Press.
Dr Tee also work on Islam in the UK and is currently Principal Investigator on the project ‘A Hermeneutics of Civic Engagement? Reading the Qur’an and Sunna in British Islam’, which is funded by Templeton Religion Trust between 2019-2023.
OPEN TO: All are welcome!
VENUE: 133 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2SW (please walk down St. Andrews Road to the building past the carpark)
MORE INFORMATION: Contact 02084519993 or firstname.lastname@example.org