Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2001
    Professor at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris

  • 1986 – 2001
    Professor at Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey

  • 1991
    Visiting Professor, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, France

  • 1994
    Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

  • 1996
    Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, (Institute for Advanced Study), Germany

  • 2005
    Visiting Professor, MIT, Cambridge, Mass., USA

  • 2007
    Visiting Professor, New School University, New York, USA

  • 2008
    Visiting Professor, New School University, New York, USA

  • 2008
    Visiting Professor, MIT, Cambridge, Mass., USA

Selected publications

  • Europe and Islam: The Lure of Fundamentalism and the Allure of Cosmopolitanism, Marcus Weiner publications, Princeton, USA, 2010

  • Interpénétrations, l'Islam et l'Europe, Galaade, Paris, 2005. (translated into Spanish, German, and Turkish)

  • Islam in Sicht. Der Auftritt von Muslimen im öffentlichen Raum, Nilüfer Göle et Ludwig Amman, eds., Bielefeld, Transcript Verlag, Berlin, 2004, 341 p. (published in english, Bilgi University Press, 2006)

  • Musulmanes et Modernes (Voile et Civilisation en Turquie), La Découverte/Poche, Paris, 2003,190 p. (Editions La Découverte,1993, 1st edition). Translated into English: The Forbidden Modern: Civilization and Veiling, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, 1996. Also in German, Turkish, Spanish,

  • "Thinking Islamic Difference in Pluralistic Democracies", In Difference and Democracy: Exploring Potentials in Europe and Beyond, Kolja Raube and Annika Sattler (eds.) Campus Verlag, Hamburg, 2011, pp. 159-181.

  • "The Public Visibility of Islam and European Politics of Resentment: The Minarets-Mosques Debate", Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. 37, n°4, 2011, pp. 383-392.

  • "European Self-Presentations and Narratives Challenged by Islam: Secular Modernity in Question", in Decolonising European Sociology. Transdisciplinary Approaches, Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez, Manuela Boatca, Sérgio Costa (eds.), Aldershot: Ashgate, 2010, pp. 102-115.

  • "The Civilizational, Spatial, and Sexual Powers of the Secular", in Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age, Michael Warner, Jonathan Vanantwerpen and Graig Calhoun (eds.), Harvard University Press. 2010, pp. 243-264.

  • "Manifestations of the Religious-Secular Divide : Self, State, and the Public Sphere", in Comparative Secularisms in a Global Age, Linell E. Cady et Elizabeth Shakman Hurd (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, 2010, pp. 41-56.

  • "Turkish Delight in Vienna : Art, Islam, and European Public Culture", Cultural Politics, volume 5, no 3, 2009, pp. 277-298.

  • "The Making and the Unmaking of Europe in its Encounter with Islam: Negotiating French Republicanism and European Islam", in Varieties of World-Making Beyond Globalization, Nathalie Karagiannis et Peter Wagner eds., Liverpool University Press, 2007, pp. 173-190.

  • "Islam, European Public Space and Civility", in Religion in the New Europe, Krzysztof Michalski ed., Central European University Press, Budapest, New York, 2006, pp. 122-131.

  • "Islam in European Publics: Secularism and Religious Difference", The Hedgehog Review, After Secularization, 2006, pp. 140-146.

  • "Europe's Encounter with Islam", Constellations, Vol. 13, n° 2, june, 2006, pp. 248-263.

  • "Islam resetting the European agenda", Public Culture, Vol 18, n° 1 (48), winter, 2005, pp. 11-14.

  • "The Voluntary adoption of Stigma Symbols", Social Research, Vol.70, n° 3, fall, 2003, pp. 801-820.

  • "Islam in Public: New Visibilities and New Imaginaries", in Public Culture, New Imaginaries, vol. 14, n° 1, 2002, p. 173-191.

  • "Snapshots on Islamic Modernities", Daedalus, Multiple Modernities, Vol. 129, No. 1, 2000, pp. 91-117.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Group of research on gender studies of the CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France, since 2011

  • Scientific Council, iReMMO, Institut de Recherche et d'Etudes Méditerranée Moyen-Orient, Paris, since 2010

  • Scientific Council, Institut of Bosphore, Paris-Istanbul, 2009

  • Board of directors, Association Project Aladin, Paris, 2009

  • Group of research on "Comparative Secularisms (Turkey, India, USA)", project SSRC, 2006 – 2007

  • Group of research on "Religion and the Public sphere", SSRC, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2006

  • Scientific Council for the international Congress of the IIIS, International Institute of Sociology Congress, 2004 – 2005

  • Editorial Committee of the review Confluences Méditerranée, since 2001

  • Scientific Council of the IISMM (Institut d'études de l'Islam et des sociétés du monde musulman), EHESS since 2000


You can only see the contact information of the academics in the database if you are a registered user of AcademiaNet.
Please register here


  1. Read what our members say about AcademiaNet.

Follow us

No more excuses!

  1. Please download the brochure "No more excuses" and read more about female experts in Europe, and about AcademiaNet.

Similar profiles

  1. Dr. Kristin Eva Albrechsen Veel

    Social and behavioural sciences, Languages, Comparative Literature and Modern Culture

  2. PhD Hala Alarashi

    Humanities, Prehistoric archaeology

  3. Prof. Dr. Andrea Abele-Brehm

    Social and behavioural sciences, Social psychology, industrial and organisational psychology

  4. Prof. Dr. Rasha Abdel Rahman

    Social and behavioural sciences, Neurocognitive psychology



  1. How will Islam find its place in Europe?

    Prof. Göle studies Muslim identities and the role of Islam in the European public sphere. She argues that with many Muslims migrating to Europe currently, it is crucial for societies how the controversies surrounding visible Islam are dealt with.