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Devran Koray Öcal is a Ph.D. student in Geography at the University of North Carolina. His area of study includes cultural and political geography with a focus on geographies of religion and intimate geopolitics. His current project engages with the Turkish Islamic community in Germany. He completed his B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration at Kocaeli University, and his M.A. in Political Studies at Istanbul Technical University in Turkey. In conjunction with faculty advisor Dr. Banu Gökarıksel, Devran received a faculty-graduate student joint research award from CES in 2016.

Dr. Banu Gökarıksel will serve as the discussant.

This event is part of the Carolina Seminar on Middle East Studies, and is co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. Refreshments will be provided.

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