Banu Gürer

Visiting Researcher

Dr. Banu Gürer is an Assistant Professor of Religious Education at Marmara University, Istanbul and a visiting researcher at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding of Georgetown University. Her research at Georgetown, titled as “Migration and Perception of Religious Pluralism in America: A Case of Turkish Community”, is supported by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey for the period of 2015–16.

Dr. Gurer is interested in and published several articles on the curriculum of religious education, religious pluralism, and the relationship of states and religious education in different countries. She has taught courses on Religious Education, History of Education in Islam, Contemporary Educational Systems, Development of Educational Program for Religious Education.

In 2009, as a scholar, she attended the  “Religion and Religious Pluralism in US” program, organized by the U.S. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Fulbright Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the University of Santa Barbara, California.

She is a columnist in several newspapers where she writes weekly articles on social problems and religion. She has also made a number of television appearances related to her research.

Currently, Dr. Gurer is currently engaged in a book project on awareness of life after death in Islam and a research project on environment and religious education.