CMES Colloquium: Gifting of Hagia Sophia: An Icon’s Role in Extractive Sacralization

Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Yagmur Karakaya, Sociology, Yale University
Henry R. Luce Hall LUCE, 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Hosted by Jonathan Wyrtzen

Yagmur Karakaya is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Sociology Department. She studies nostalgia as a collective force, highlighting its central place within both populist political discourse and popular culture. In her article in American Journal of Cultural Sociology, she argues that state-led populist nostalgia mobilizes both emotions and reflexive cognition to shape political engagement in Turkey. Her recent article at Social Forces examines Donald Trump’s rallies, arguing a standup comedy style of humor and competitive sports culture contributed to his 2016 win.