Kemal Ataman

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Kemal Ataman war von September 2009 bis Dezember 2011 als wiss. Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl Religionswissenschaft II tätig.

 

Vita

Sept. 2009-Dez 2011  Wiss. Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl Religionswissenschaft II (Vertretung von Dr. Karsten Lehmann)

bis August 2009: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Faculty of Theology, Uludag , Bursa, Turkey

Educational Background

• PhD : School of Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America,    Washington, DC, 2002.

• MA : School of Religious Studies The Catholic University of America, 1998.

• BA : Faculty of Theology, Uludag University, 1992. 

Publications

 • Books:

Understanding Other Religions: Al-Biruni and Gadamer’s “Fusion of Horizons”. Washington, DC: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2008.

• Articles:

1. “Bilimsel Sosyal Bilim İdealinin Açmazları: Bir Hermenötik Açılım Teklifi”,  Review of the Faculty of Theology of Uludag University 17 (2008): 313–329.

2. “İslamofobi ve Avrupa’da Birlikte Yaşama Tecrübesi Üzerine” Review of the Faculty of Theology of Uludag University 17 (2008):747–770.

3. “Religion, Culture, and the Shaping of Religious Attitudes: The Case of Islam”  Islam and Christian Muslim Relations, Vol. 18 No. 4, 495–508 (October 2007) .

4. “Re-Reading Al-Biruni’s India: A Case for Intercultural Understanding” Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Vol. 16 No.2, 141–154 (April 2005).

5. “Yapısal Adaptasyon Ya da Caminin Asli Fonksiyonlarını Üstlenme Süreci” III. Din Şürası: Tebliğ ve Müzakereler. Ankara: Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı Yayınları, 2005: 531–538.

6. “Religion of Humanity Revisited.” Review of the Faculty of Theology of Uludag University 10 (2001): 197–207.

• Presentations

1. "Bellah'ın 'Sivil Din' Teorisinin Din Sosyolojisi Açısından Geçerliliği Üzerine." Din Sosyolojisi Koordinasyon Toplantısı. Elazığ. 2006.

2. "Yapısal Adaptasyon ya da Caminin Asli Fonksiyonlarını Üstlenme Süreci" T.C. Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı III. Din Şûrası. 20–24 Eylül 2005. Ankara.

3. "A Possibility of Inter-Cultural Dialogue: Al-Biruni's Arguments" International Conference on The Dialogue of Central Asian National Cultures in Modern Global Process. Haziran 23–24, 2004, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, The Catholic University of America.  Almaty, Kazakhstan.

4. "New Insights in Tradition: The Relevance of Al-Biruni" The Müslim World After September 11: Agenda for Change.  Ekim 25–27,  2002, American  University, Washington, DC. USA.

5. "An Islamic Interpretation of Religious Pluralism," Religion and Public Life in the Global Epoch. Ekim 26–28, 2001, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI. USA.

6. "A Gadamerian Approach to the Problem of Understanding the Other," Islam and Society in the 21st Century. Kasım 13–15, 2000, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. USA.

Teaching Experience

• Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Islam (Taught at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA.) Din Sosyolojisi (Sociology of Religion), Sosyolojiye Giriş (Introduction to Sociology), Din ve Devlet (Religion and State), Sosyal Değişme ve Din (Religion and Social Change), Din ve Kültür (Religion and Culture, taught at the Faculty of Education of UludagUniversity)

Courses Given Within the Framework of Erasmus Program

Major Themes of the Qur’an, Selected Topics in Islam, Islam in Modern World, Interreligious Dialogue, Selected Readings in Islamic Thought

• Graduate Courses (MA, PhD)

Din Bilimlerinde Yöntem I-II (Method in the Study of Religion I-II), Dinler ve Sosyo-Kültürel Değişmeler I-II (Religion and Social Change I-II), Din ve Toplum (Religion and Society, taught in the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Uludag University)

Administrative Responsibilities

• Vice-Dean of Graduate Studies of Uludag University, Social Science Institute

• Erasmus/ LLP  Lifelong Learning Program and International Relations  Coordinator