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

Event time: 
Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Henry R. Luce Hall (LUCE ), 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

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.

Yagmur Karakaya, Sociology, Yale University