Jenny White "Spindle Autocracies: Patterns of Polarization and Inter-Group Hostility"

Departmental Seminar Series features Jenny White, Professor at  Institute for Turkish Studies, Stockholm University.

The seminar is followed by informal gathering, at which refreshments are served. All are welcome!

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Research profile

Jenny White is an author and social anthropologist, a professor at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies specializing in contemporary Turkish culture, politics and society. At present, Professor White is working on an intimate history of social and political violence in Turkey in the 1970s. She is particularly interested in the role of reciprocity and mutual obligation and, in contrast, hostile group formation in organizing economic and political life.

White’s scholarly books on contemporary Turkey include “Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks” (chosen by Foreign Policy as one of three best books on the Middle East in 2012); “Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics” (Winner of the 2003 Douglass Prize for best book in Europeanist anthropology). She writes a blog on contemporary Turkey that Foreign Policy named as one of two blogs on Turkey that President Obama should read:

In her novels, historical events and political and social unrest take the form of personal tales of tragedy, death and dislocation. The Kamil Pasha novels of Jenny White includes The Sultan's Seal, The Abyssinian Proof, and The Winter Thief.

Professor White is formerly professor of anthropology at Boston University, the former president of the Turkish Studies Association and of the American Anthropological Association Middle East Section.

Published Dec. 15, 2017 12:32 PM - Last modified Jan. 10, 2018 12:58 PM