Society, Politics, and Economy in Modern Turkey: Sociology of Turkey - Maintained by Tugrul Keskin
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― Edward W. Said, Culture and Imperialism

Friday, December 27, 2013

Call for panel papers: Post-Islamism in Turkey - Fourth World Congress for Middle East Studies, Ankara, Turkey 18-22 August, 2014

Proposed Title: Post-Islamism in Turkey

This Panel will be co-sponsored by

Center for Turkish Studies at Portland State University

Sociology of Islam Journal

Critical Sociology

Fourth World Congress for Middle East Studies” (WOCMES), to be held at METU in Ankara, Turkey from 18th to 22nd August, 2014.

Dear all,

World Congress for Middle East Studies is holding a conference in collaboration with The Turkish Social Sciences Association and Middle East Technical University. It will take place on 18-22 August 2014 at Middle East Technical University ( in Ankara.

If you are interested in participating in forming a panel together on Post-Islamism in Turkey, please let us know off the list. The deadline is the January 31st 2014. We welcome submissions related to, but not limited to the following subjects:

-       Islam and Politics in Turkey since 2002
-       Commodification and Privatization of Islam in Turkey
-       Islamic oriented parties/movements and democracy in Turkey
-       Emergence and Development of the Justice and Development Party (JDP) in the context of Post-Islamism
-       JDP and Neo-Liberalism
-       Social, political and economic aspects of the Gulen/Hizmet Movement in the context of Post-Islamism
-       The Gulen Movement and Neoliberalism
-       US hegemony and Post-Islamism

Before you submit your proposal, please read this short (a page long) article (What is Post-islamism?) written by Professor Asef Bayat: 

If you would like to have further discussion, please check Esaf Bayat’s most recent book, Post-Islamism The Changing Faces of Political Islam:;jsessionid=FBD8C8CF2E82435C3036D4A18A489F20?cc=us&lang=en&  

Email us the following information by Monday, January 27:

-Abstract, 300 words
-Title of your paper
-Your short bio, up to 100 words, including your institutional affiliation, email, etc.

Please use the following emails for the submissions and communication:
Isabel David isabela_davidova (at)
Tugrul Keskin tugrulkeskin (at)

Any questions or suggestions are welcome.

Best to all,
Isabel David

Assistant Professor

School of Social and Political Sciences

University of Lisbon

Tugrul Keskin

Assistant Professor of International and Middle Eastern Studies

Affiliated Faculty of Black Studies, Sociology and Center for Turkish Studies

Portland State University

Editor of Sociology of Islam Journal (Brill)
Region Editor of Critical Sociology (Middle East and North Africa)