Nilufer Gole

NiluferGole6w Nilüfer Göle is a professor of sociology at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her research themes are Islamic veiling, public sphere, secularism and multiple modernities. She works on the ways Islam becomes visible in European public spaces and engenders a series of debates on religious and cultural difference. Her sociological approach aims to open up a new reading of modernity from a non-western perspective that in turn produces a broader critique of Eurocentrism in the definitions of secular modernity.



Europe and Islam: The Lure of Fundamentalism and the Allure of

Cosmopolitanism, (Princeton, Marcus Weiner, forthcoming 2010).



• ‘European Self-Presentations and Narratives Challenged by Islam: Secular

Modernity in Question’, in E. Gutierrez-Rodriguez, M. Boatca, S. Costa

(eds), Decolonising European Sociology. Transdisciplinary Approaches,

(Ashgate, 2010), 102-115.

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Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou,
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute)

Funded by: the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

Duration: 1 March 2010-31 May 2013

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