Gökce Yurdakul is Georg Simmel Professor of Diversity and Social Conflict at the Humboldt University and the co-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 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, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and German Politics and Society.
She has been working on policy reports for the Canadian Council of Muslim Women and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Her most recent book is The Headscarf Debates: Conflict in National Narratives (2014, Stanford University Press, with Anna Korteweg). Currently, Prof. Yurdakul and Prof. Shai Lavi (Tel Aviv University) are conducting a research project on Contesting Authorities Over Body Politics: The Religious/Secular Tension In Germany, Israel, and Turkey funded by the German-Israeli Foundation (2016-18).