- Additional Positions at AU
- Non-resident Fellow at Arab Center Washington DC
- Ph.D. University of Connecticut; M.A. University of Connecticut; M.A. Bilkent University; B.A. Bilkent University
- Mustafa Gurbuz is a political sociologist whose research focuses on political violence and terrorism, conflict resolution, social movements, Muslims in the West, and ethnic/sectarian politics in the Middle East. His publications appeared in Sociological Inquiry, Sociological Forum, Middle East Critique, Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, European Journal of Turkish Studies, and Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change. Dr. Gurbuz is the author of Rival Kurdish Movements in Turkey: Transforming Ethnic Conflict (Amsterdam University Press, 2016).
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2017“Ethnic Reforms and the Puzzle of Public Framing: The Case of Kurds in Turkey” Contemporary Islam
2015“Ideology in Action: Symbolic Localization of Kurdistan Workers' Party in Turkey” Sociological Inquiry 85: 1-27.
2014“Toward a Sociology of Global Islam: Revisiting Muslim Ethnicities in the West” Sociological Forum 29: 756-63.
2012“‘Sold Out to the Enemy’: Emerging Symbolic Boundaries in Kurdish Politics and Strategic Uses of Labeling Treason.” European Journal of Turkish Studies vol. 14
2012 “‘Thou Shall Not Protest!’: Multi-Institutional Politics, Strategic Non-Confrontation and Islamic Mobilizations in Turkey” Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change 34: 63-91.
2009 “Over the Bodies of the T-Girls: The Headscarf Ban as a Secular Effort to Monopolize Islam in Turkey.” Middle East Critique 18 (3): 231-49.
2009 “Between Sacred Codes and Secular Consumer Society: The Practice of Headscarf Adoption among American College Girls.” Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs 29 (3): 387-99.
2009 “Union Organizing Effort and Success in the U.S., 1948-2004.” Research in Social Stratification and Mobility 27 (1): 13-34.