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Nicolas Elias

Nicolas  Elias French School of Athens
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A post-Ottoman confessionalization? Political anthropology of Islam in the Balkans (Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey)
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Nicolas Elias is a social anthropologist, with a focus on Turkey and the Balkans. He completed his PhD in 2014 at Paris X-Nanterre University, and is currently a research fellow at the French School of Athens. His recent research deals with non-Sunni Islam in Anatolia and the Balkans, through the ethnographic study of ascetic practices, power relations, and forms of common life.

Selected publications:

  • La république des danseurs. Enquête sur le partage de la musique dans les montagnes de Turquie, Éditions Karthala, Collection « Meydan », to be published in 2018
  • « Vivre sous la règle de Kaygusuz. Institutions confrériques et forme (liturgique) de vie commune », Turcica, n°48, 2017
  • « La discipline de l’ivresse dans une confrérie musulmane de Turquie », Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions, n°174, 2016
  • « This is not a festival. Transhumance-based economies on Turkey’s upland pastures », Nomadic peoples, n°20, 2016
  • Lavta, étude pour un luth d'Istanbul, Isis Editions/Institut Français d’Études Anatoliennes, Istanbul, 2012
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