Finding Mecca in America
HOW ISLAM IS BECOMING AN AMERICAN RELIGION
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
“Homeland Insecurity: How Immigrant Muslims Naturalize America in Islam”, Comparative Studies in Society and History, (53:3) 2011.
"Being Targeted, Being Recognized: The Impact of 9/11 on Arab and Muslim Americans" (Contemporary Sociology, 40:2, March 2011) [Review Essay]
“Muslim Ethnic Comedy: Inversions of Islamophobia,” in Islamophobia/Islamophilia: Beyond the Politics of Enemy and Friend, A. Shryock, (ed.), Indiana University Press, 2010.
“Black Turks, White Turks: On the Three Requirements of Turkish Citizenship,” Insight Turkey, Vol 11 (3), 2009.
“Said Nursi’s Moral Philosophy,” Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, 19/1, January 2008.
“Conversion out of Islam: A Study of Conversion Narratives of Former Muslims” (with M. Khalil) The Muslim World, January 2007.
“Ummah and Empire: Global Formations after Nation,” pp.313-327, in Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thought, Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2006.
“The Fethullah Gulen Movement and Its Politics of Representation in Turkey,” The Muslim World, 96/1: 1-20, 2006.
“American Jihad: Representations of Islam in the United States after 9/11,” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), 22/1: 50-69, Winter 2005.
“Globalization, Postmodernism and Islamism,” (Kuresellesme ve Postmodernizmin Islamcilik Uzerindeki Etkileri), in Encyclopedia of Political Thought in Modern Turkey: Islamism, (Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce: İslamcılık) Volume 6, Istanbul: İletisim Yayınları, 2004. [in Turkish]
“Postcolonial Jihad: Interpretations of War and Resistance in Said Nursi” Proceedings of Seventh International Symposium on Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, pp.294-302, Istanbul: Nesil Publishers, 2004.
“Islam and Politics: Between Orientalism and Muslim Nationalism” Transeuropéennes: An International Journal of Critical Thought, 23: 149-163, Summer 2003.
“Forgetting Gramsci and Remembering Nursi: Parallel Theories of Gramsci and Nursi in the Space of Eurocentrism,” pp.167-179, in I. Aburabi, ed., Islam at the Crossroads: On the Life and Thought of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2003.
"Caprice Hotel: Transforming Islam on the Aegean Coast" ISIM Review 6: 30, October 2000.
“Islam and the Public Sphere: The Case of Turkey’s Caprice Hotel” (İslam’ın Bronzlaşan Yüzü: Caprice Hotel Örnek Olayi), in New Public Faces of Islam (İslamin Yeni Kamusal Yüzleri) Nilüfer Gole, ed. Istanbul: Metis Publishers, 2000. [in Turkish]
"Islam, Migration and Integration: The Age of Securitization" by Ayhan Kaya (Contemporary Sociology, 39:3, May 2010)
“Islam in Europe” by Jack Goody (Comparative Studies in Society and History, 49:03, July 2007)
“Radical Islam Rising: Muslim Extremism in the West” by Quintan Wiktorowicz (Mobilization, 11:3, September 2006)
“Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics” by Jenny White, (International Journal of Middle East Studies, 38:1, February 2006), with F. Müge Göçek
“Cultural Diversity and Islam” by A. A. Said & M. Sharify-Funk (eds.) (American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 21:2, 2004)
Water wheel (dertli dolap)