A conversation for STATUS/الوضع, between Esra Özyürek of the London School of Economics and Political Science and Nazlı Özkan, a PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology and Middle East & North African Studies at Northwestern University.

Esra Özyürek is the Chair of Contemporary Turkish Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is the author of ‘Nostalgia for the Modern: State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey’ and ‘Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe’ and the editor of ‘The Politics of Public Memory in Turkey’. This video was recorded on February 14, 2017, for the MENA Dialogues series produced by the Middle East & North African Studies Program at Northwestern University. Professor Özyürek’s visit to Northwestern was co-sponsored by the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies.

Dr. Esra Özyürek and host Nazlı Özkan discuss the interplay and dynamics between Islam, Christianity, secularism and nationalism in the context of Turkey and Europe.