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Esra Ozyurek

University of Cambridge

Esra Ozyurek is the Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values and the Academic Director of Cambridge Interfaith Programme at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. She is a sociocultural anthropologist who focuses on the tension between universalism and particularism in Abrahamic religious and post-religious belief and value systems, in the context of Europe and the Middle East. She is the author of two major research monographs, Nostalgia for the Modern: State Secularism and Everyday Politics in Turkey (Duke University Press, 2007) and Being German Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe (Princeton University Press, 2014). Her latest monograph is Shouldering Guilt: Holocaust Memory and Immigrant Integration in Post-War Germany (under contract by Stanford University Press). Her research has been funded by the Fulbright Foundation, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD), the British Academy, and the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council.