#23 – August 19, 2013. The George Washington University’s Marc Lynch, director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, speaks with Jenny White, associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the anthropology department at Boston University. She is the author of Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics (2002, winner of the 2003 Douglass Prize for best book in Europeanist anthropology) and Money Makes Us Relatives: Women’s Labor in Urban Turkey (second edition, London: Routledge, 2004). She also has written three historical novels set in 19th century Istanbul: The Sultan’s Seal (2006), The Abyssinian Proof (2008), and The Winter Thief (2010). Lynch and White discuss White’s recent publication Muslim Nationalists and the New Turks as well as polarization in Turkish society.