Please join us for the 2017-2018 Mary E. Johnson Lecture on Social Justice and Human Rights at Mount Holyoke College. This year’s lecture will feature Assoc. Prof. Esra Özyürek from London School of Economics, who will be giving a talk entitled: “Generation Allah: Democratizing Young Muslim Men and Working Through Holocaust Memory in Germany.”
Dr. Esra Özyürek is an Associate Professor and Chair for Contemporary Turkish Studies at the European Institute, London School of Economics. She is a political anthropologist who seeks to understand how Islam, Christianity, secularism, and nationalism are dynamically positioned in relation to each other in Turkey and in Europe. Her most recent book is Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion and Conversion in the New Europe (2014).