Dr. Markus Dressler
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.
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)
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.
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)