Dissertation Title: Can A “Secular” State Give Religious Advice? Authority, Ethical Agency, and Bureaucracy in Turkey

Myungji Lee is a PhD student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago. Growing up in South Korea, she earned her B.A. in anthropology and history from Seoul National University and a M.A. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. Her research interests include authority/authoritarianism, bureaucracy and the state, secularism and liberalism, and the public management of religious affairs in Turkey.