Jeremy F. Walton

Jeremy F. Walton leads the research group, “Empires of Memory: The Cultural Politics of Historicity in Former Habsburg and Ottoman Cities,” at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany. Prior to his current position, he held research and teaching fellowships at the Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe at the University of Rijeka (2015-2016), the CETREN Transregional Research Network at Georg August University of Göttingen (2013-2015), Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (2012-2013), and New York University’s Religious Studies Program (2009-2012). He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago (2009). Dr. Walton’s first major research project focused on the relationship among Muslim civil society organizations, state institutions, and secularism in contemporary Turkey; his book manuscript based on this research is under contract with Oxford University Press. Dr. Walton has published in a wide selection of scholarly journals, including American Ethnologist, Sociology of Islam, and The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology. Additionally, he was a co-editor of the volume Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency (University of Chicago Press), and has book chapters in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, Orienting Istanbul: Cultural Capital of Europe?, The Cambridge Companion to Religious Studies, and Everywhere Taksim: Sowing the Seeds for a New Turkey at Gezi. “Empires of Memory,” which Dr. Walton designed, is an interdisciplinary, multi-sited project on the cultural politics of post-imperial memory in six former Habsburg and Ottoman cities: Vienna, Istanbul, Budapest, Sarajevo, Trieste, and Thessaloniki.

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