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Esma Bayram

Postgraduate Research Student
Department of Sociology
 Esma Bayram

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  • the Gulen Movement, the Nubihar Circle, Turkey`s Kurdish Question, Nurcu Movement, Said Nursi

Biography

PhD, Sociology / University of Essex MA, Sociology, Istanbul Sehir University (Turkey) BA, Political Science and International Science, Bogazici University (Turkey) Exchange Student (2011-2012 Fall Term) at American University in Cairo (Egypt)

Qualifications

  • Deputy Assistant for internship TESEV (Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation) (2011 )

  • Teaching Assistant Istanbul Sehir University (2013 )

Research and professional activities

Thesis

A Comparative Analysis of the Perspectives of the Gulen Movement and the Nubihar Circle on Turkey`s Kurdish Question

This research compares the perspectives of the Gulen Movement and the Nûbihar Circle on Turkey`s Kurdish Question with an aim to question the role of religion in shaping religious perceptions of the Kurdish Question. The research considers influence of ethnicity and nationalism and their interaction with the understanding of Islam as factors in determining the communities` approaches to the Kurdish Question in Turkey.

Supervisor: Prof. Andrew Canessa

Research interests

The Gulen Movement, The Nubihar Circle, Turkey`s Kurdish Question, Nurcu Movement, Said Nursi, Kurds in Turkey, Nationalism, Ethnicity

I am interested in Nurcu Movement which follows Said Nursi`s works. Within Nurcu Movement, especially the Nubihar Circle, which predominantly consists of ethnically Kurdish people and criticizes other Nurcu movements for being Turkish nationalist, and the Gulen Movement, which is claimed to have injected the ideology of nationalism in Nurcu movement, pay my attention. Also, Kurdish Question is a sensitive issue in Turkey which necessitates being associated with religion and so my interest.

Contact

eb17618@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus

Working pattern:

Postgraduate Research Student Room: 5A.309