Gökce Yurdakul is Georg Simmel Professor of Diversity and Social Conflict at the Humboldt University and the Chair in the Department of Foundations of Migration Research at the Berlin Institute of Migration and Integration Research. She studied sociology at the Bogazici University and Gender & Women’s Studies at the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. She received her PhD. from the University of Toronto, Department of Sociology. She was a visiting scholar at the Harvard University, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (2019).
She has published books and articles on immigrant integration, citizenship, Islam in Europe and issues of Muslim women in Western Europe and North America. She has written articles for scholarly journals, such as Annual Review of Sociology, Social Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Women’s Studies International Forum and German Politics and Society.
She has been working on policy reports for the the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (2010, with Anna Korteweg), the Federal Ministry of Family in Germany (2018) and for the non-governmental media outlet, Mediendienst Integration (2019). She has contributed op-ed pieces to Tagesspiegel Causa (2017) and OpenDemocracy (2018). Her most recent book is The Headscarf Debates: Conflict in National Narratives (2014, Stanford University Press, with Anna Korteweg). Yurdakul and Korteweg started a new book-length project on The Politics of Non-Belonging.