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In the Department of International & Transcultural Studies

Doctoral Student Profiles > Bruce Burnside

Bruce Burnside

Program: Anthropology and Education

Degree: Ph.D

Previous Graduate Education: Masters in Anthropology at Columbia University

Research Interests:  Bruce's current research focuses on the Turkish migration to Germany and the experience of young people with immigration backgrounds and issues of national belonging, with particular attention given to questions of education. His research also extends to Turkish-Germans' relations to and in Turkey and the historical connections between the two countries. Previous work has focused on religious tolerance in Ottoman Bosnia as well as African American Islam. He is also the Program Director of the Center for African Education at Teachers College.

Selected Publications, Presentations, Works-in-Progress:
"Immigrating to Germany, USA and Mexico: The Girls from MÄDEA”, Todo Aleman (Goethe Institut, July 2012),

I Want A Good Friend": Youth Work And Belonging Among Migrant Girls In Berlin (Masters Thesis: Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, 2012).

“Bosnian War,” “Bosnian Americans,” “Ishmaelites,” “Lebanese Civil War,” “Last Poets,” “Lamen, Kebe,” “Wu-Tang Clan,” Encyclopedia of Muslim-American History, Edward Curtis, ed. (New York: Facts on File, Inc, 2010).

Presenter at Integration and Immigrants' Participation conference at University of Iceland November 2011.

Presenter at Early Modern Ottoman Empire workshop at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, June 2010.

Summer Foreign Area Language Scholarship, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.