The Book Launch and Public Panel: “The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging”, 9 March 2015, LSE

The book launch and public panel “The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging” by Gökçe Yurdakul and Anna C. Korteweg 

The Headscarf Debates pays unique attention to how Muslim women speak for themselves, how their actions and statements reverberate throughout national debates. Ultimately, The Headscarf Debates illuminates how belonging and nationhood is imagined and reimagined in an increasingly global world.

Date: Monday, 9 March 2015
Organizator: LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies
Time: 18:30-20:00
Venue: Room CML3.02, 3rd Floor, Clement House, LSE
Speakers: Professor Gokce Yurdakul, and Associate Professor Anna C. Korteweg
Discussants: Dr. Ruth Mandel, and Asmaa Soliman
Chair: Associate Professor Esra Ozyurek

In this event, Professor Gökçe Yurdakul and Associate Professor Anna C. Korteweg will give a talk on their new co-authored book “The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging,” published by Stanford University Press in 2014. The panellists Dr. Ruth Mandel and Asmaa Soliman will discuss the book, and contribute to the discussion. This event will be chaired byAssociate Professor Esra Özyürek.

Gökçe Yurdakul is Georg Simmer Professor of Diversity and Social Conflict at the Humboldt University, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences.

Anna C. Korteweg is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto.

Ruth Mandel is Reader in Social Anthropology at University College London (UCL).

Asmaa Soliman is PhD Candidate in School of European Languages, Culture and Society at University College London (UCL).

Esra Ozyurek is Associate Professor in Contemporary Turkish Studies at LSE’s European Institute, and Chair for LSE Contemporary Turkish Studies.

The event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. For further questions you may e-mail to:



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