Nilüfer Göle is Professor of Sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. She works on Islamic visibility, secularism and intercultural controversies in European public spheres. Her sociological approach aims to open up a new reading of modernity from a non-western perspective and a broader critique of Eurocentrism in the definitions of secular modernity. Her books have been published in many languages. She is the author of The Daily Lives of Muslims. Islam and Public Confrontation in Contemporary Europe (Zedbooks, London, 2017), Islam and Secularity: The Future of Europe’s Public Sphere (Duke University Press, 2015), Islam and Public Controversy in Europe (Ashgate, 2014), Interpénétrations, l’Islam et l’Europe (Galaade, Paris, 2005) and The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling (1997). She directed EuroPublicIslam, a research project on Islam’s visibility and the transformations of European public sphere (2008-2013). Her current new program of research concerns Maidan protest movements and democracy in global era (EHESS, Nomis Foundation). She received the award "Ambassador of the New Europe” for her book The Daily Lives of Muslims (From ERC Project 2009/2013). The prize for the best book on Europe’s future is given by European Solidarity Center in Gdansk, 25th of May 2017.
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