Jenny White is a professor of anthropology at Boston University. She is the former president of the Turkish Studies Association and of the American Anthropological Association Middle East Section, and sits on the board of the Institute of Turkish Studies in Washington, DC. She is the author of Muslim Nationalism and the New Turks (Princeton University Press, 2013); Money Makes Us Relatives: Women’s Labor in Urban Turkey(Routledge, 2004); and Islamist Mobilization in Turkey: A Study in Vernacular Politics (University of Washington Press, 2002). She lectures internationally on topics ranging from political Islam and nationalism to ethnic identity and gender issues. She also writes a syndicated blog on contemporary Turkey.