Religion and Secularism in Turkey: Problems and Prospect
A Talk by Dr Caroline Tee
Thursday 21 September 2023
6.00 P.M. – 7.30 P.M. (LONDON TIME)
Venue: The Islamic College 133 High Road Willesden Green NW102SW
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.