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Ferruh Yilmaz Associate Professor Department of Communication Tulane University

Ferruh Yilmaz

Associate Professor
219 Newcomb Hall, Office I


University of California, San Diego, Ph.D


Research Interests

  • Discourse Analysis and Rhetorical Criticism
  • Culturalization of Discourse
  • The Role of Gender and Sexuality in the Debates on Immigration, War, and Islam
  • Populism and Far Right
  • The Production of Islam/West Distinction

Selected Publications

  • “From Class Solidarity to Cultural Solidarity: Immigration, Crises, and the Populist Right.” In O’Neill, D. and Wayne, M (eds.): Considering Class: Theory, Culture and Media in the 21st Century. Leiden, NL: Brill Publishing, pp. 198-216, 2018
  • How the Workers Became Muslim: Immigration, Culture, and Hegemonic Transformation in Europe. The University of Michigan Press, 2016.
  • "Analyzing Variations and Stability in Discourse: hegemony, nation and Muslim immigrants". Journal of Language and Politics, 14(6), 2015.
  • "From immigrant worker to Muslim immigrant: Challenges for feminism", European Journal of Women's Studies, 22(1): 37-52, 2015.