Nilüfer Göle

(Ankara, 1953)
Nilüfer Göle

Professor of Sociology at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Nilufer Göle (Ankara, 1953) is a sociologist and Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Her work focuses on multiple modernities, public space and Islam, and she is a leading expert on the social repercussions of intercultural relations and well-known for her research on the role of Muslim women in Western countries. Prof. Göle’s key publications include such standard-bearing works as The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling (University of Michigan Press, 1996) and Islam in Europe: The Lure of Fundamentalism and the Allure of Cosmopolitanism (University of Princeton Press, 2010), wherein she questions views pitting a modern, secular West against a form of Islam anchored in faith and tradition. In recent years, she has published Islam and Secularity: The Future of Europe’s Public Sphere (Duke University Press, 2015) and The Daily Lives of Muslims: Islam and Public Confrontation in Contemporary Europe (Zed Books, 2017).

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