in the framework of religious education
in modern Turkey
Biogram prof. Tınaza
Nuri TINAZ holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Warwick, UK, where he worked over two years as a post-doctoral The Leverhulme Research Fellow in project on Globalization and Ethno-Religious Community in Diapora, The case of African Caribbeans in the UK. He later worked as an affiliated lecturer at Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, 2002-2005. He participated in Routledge book project on Islam (Islam and its Critical Concepts, 4.Vols) with Professor Bryan S. Turner at Cambridge University, 2001-2002. He moved to Turkey in 2005 to take up a Research Fellowship post at Centre for Islamic Studies (ISAM) in Istanbul, Turkey, 2005-2011. In 2008, he won the Fulbright Scholarship and taught at Utah State University and gave course and seminar series at several universities on different Muslim communities, their social, political and religious organisations, and Muslim political participations in the USA. Later, he worked at International Balkan University, Skopje, Macedonia, 2009-2011. He is currently working as Professor of Sociology and chairperson at Department of Sociology, Marmara University. He is also director of the Office for International Relations and Academic Cooperation at the university. He is a chief academic adviser of Centre for Values Education, the Ensar Foundation, on its academic programmes – seminars, workshops, conferences and seminary courses. His interests cover in the areas of sociology of religion, ethnicity and migration, and social, ethnic, nationalist and religious movements, and New Religious Movements (NRMs) and Islamic movements and communities in the West both the USA and EU, religious communities in Turkey, Islamophobia, media and religion, portrayal and coverage of Islam and Muslim in Media, Muslim Use of media & internet, digital and social media. He published and co-edited book like Values Education-II (co-edited, dem publications, 2015), Imam-Hatip Schools: A Centennial Anniversary (co-edited, dem publications, 2015), Cinema and Religion (co-edited, dem publicaitons, 2015), Turkish and Muslim Communities in France: An Analysis of their rights and freedoms of Immigrants (co-edited, Marmara University Publications, 2016), Religious & Spiritual Counselling & Care, The place of Religion/Spirituality in Prisons, Health Care, Social Services and Military, Vols. 1-2-3, co.edited, dem, 2016) and, Discrimination Policies against Muslims in France (co-edited, dem, 2017). He is currently working to turn his thesis into a book The Journey of African Americans to Islam; a Sociological Analysis (the Nation of Islam) in US, to be published by American University Press.