Feyza Akova

Cohort

2016

Subfields

Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Theory

Profile

Feyza Akova is a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Notre Dame. She is an affiliate of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society (CSRS) and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Feyza earned an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Houston, and bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Istanbul. Feyza’s research focuses on spiritual transformation, tradition, and religion in the context of modernity. 

Dissertation

Title: “Journeys to Sufi Islam in America: Self-transcendence, Social Change, and Tradition in the Contemporary Modern World"
Committee: Christian Smith (chair), Ann Mische, Kraig Beyerlein, Mahan Mirza
Abstract