Articles by Chiara Maritato

January 12, 2021

Pastoral power and Turkey’s art of governing its diaspora in Europe

Chiara Maritato
Turkey is upping its game in terms of exercising ‘pastoral power’ over its diaspora communities abroad, aiming to turn them into loyal and disciplined subjects who accept the government’s nationalist discourse, writes Chiara Maritato
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Chiara Maritato
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Cultures, Politics and Society, University of Turin

Prior to her current role, Chiara was assistant professor at the Center for Southeast European Studies (CSEES), University of Graz, and postdoctoral visiting fellow at Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS).

Her research interests focus on the management of religion in contemporary Turkey, including the governance of religious institutions and within Turkey-originated diaspora communities in Europe, women’s religious engagement, and the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet)’s policies towards women and family.

Her latest publications are Women, Religion and the State in Contemporary Turkey, Cambridge University Press 2020, and the article Pastor of a Dispersed Flock: Diyanet officers and Turkey's art of governing its diaspora, Italian Political Science Review 2020.

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