Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
I am the Research Fellow to the UNESCO Chair for comparative research on cultural diversity and social justice, within the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University. I wrote my Doctoral dissertation on the Turkish Muslim transnational organisation known as the Gülen Movement, which was published by Oxford University Press entitled 'The House of Service: The Gülen Movement and Islam's Third Way.' My research interests are Muslim movements, Turkish politics and society, religion and development, and the Middle East.
In the wake of the failed coup attempt on July 15, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has ordered the closure of more than 1,000 private schools, revoked the licenses of 21,000 school teachers, sacked 15,000 education...