Dr. Markus Dressler

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent

markus Dressler

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E-Mail:dresslermarkus1@gmail.com

Dr. Markus Dressler war von September 2013 bis Sept. 2014 Wiss. Angestellter in der Religionswissenschaft.

Seit Oktober 2014 hat er eine Vertretungsprofessur an der Universität Göttingen inne.


EDUCATION                                                                                                                                

2011  Doçentlik (academic rank of associate professor) in Sociology

2001   Ph.D. Religious Studies (Dr. phil.), Erfurt University, Max Weber Center for Cultural and Social Studies

1997   M.A. Religious Studies and Islamic Studies, Marburg University

 

RESEARCH AND TEACHING AFFILIATIONS

since 2011   Visiting Professor, University of St.Gallen.

since 2011   Associate Professor, Istanbul Technical University, Social Sciences and Humanities Department.

2008-2011   Assistant Professor, Istanbul Technical University, Social Sciences and Humanities Department.

2010          Research Fellow, Zentrum Moderner Orient Berlin (June-July).

2010        Visiting Assist. Professor, Turkology, Free University Berlin, ERASMUS Faculty Exchange Program (June-July).

2008/2009   Senior Fellow in Residence, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University, Istanbul.

2007/2008   Research Fellow, American Research Institute in Turkey ARIT, Istanbul.

2005-2008   Assistant Professor (tenure track), Hofstra University, Religion Department.

2004 (spring) Visiting Adjunct Professor, New York University, Department for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

2003 (fall)    Visiting Assistant Professor, Oberlin College, Religion Department.

2003 (spring) Visiting Adjunct Professor, New York University, Religious Studies Program. Research and Teaching Affiliations (continued)

2001/02    Visiting Scholar, New York University, Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies (November 2001-May 2002).   

2001       Visiting Scholar, Orient Institute of the German Oriental Society, Istanbul (May-Oct. 2001).

 

List of Publications (pdf)

 

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Religion AAR

Middle Eastern Studies Association MESA

German Middle East Studies Association for Contemporary Research and Documentation DAVO

 

SCHOLARSHIPS and AWARDS

2010  Research Fellow (summer) at Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

2008-09  Senior Fellow in Residence, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Koç University

2007-08  American Research Institute in Turkey/ National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Research in Turkey (Sept. 2007 – March 2008)

2007  Faculty Research Development Grant, Hofstra University, for summer research in Turkey

2006   Grant for organizing conference on “The Politics of Religion-Making” scheduled for October 2007, Hofstra University Cultural Center

2006  Faculty Research Development Grant, Hofstra University, for summer research trip to Turkey

2003/4  Stipend, European-American Young Scholars’ Summer Institutes 2003-2004: Secularization and Religion.

2002-4  Research grant, Columbia University, Middle East Institute, Muslims in New York City Project.

2001/2 Post-doctoral Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); research project: “The Religious Meaning of the Political. Alevi Poetry in the 20th Century.”

1998-2001 Dissertation research and writing scholarship, State of Thuringia and Erfurt University.

1996-7  M.A. Scholarship, Markel Foundation, Stuttgart.

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Political Thought in Modern Turkey (Master, Istanbul Technical University)

Political Sociology (Master, Istanbul Technical University)

Formations of Modern Turkey; Sociology Introduction (BA, Istanbul Technical University)

Werte und Politik in der Türkei (BA, University of St.Gallen)

Die Anatolischen Tiger: Religion, Lebenswelten und Kapitalismus in der modernen Türkei (BA, University of St.Gallen)

Approaches to the Study of Religion; Islam Introduction; Islam and Politics (BA, Hofstra University)

Islam in North America (BA, Hofstra University, Oberlin College)

Religion and Politics in Turkey (BA, Hofstra University, Oberlin College)

Sociology of Islam (BA, New York University)

Religion, State, and Politics: Debating Secularism (BA, New York University)

Imagining Islam: The Beginnings of Islam and its Modern Interpretations (BA, Oberlin College)