Turkay Salim Nefes

Research fellow in Sociology, University of Oxford

Dr Türkay Salim Nefes is a research fellow at the Sociology department of the University of Oxford. He is also a William Golding Junior Research Fellow at the Brasenose College of the University of Oxford. His main research interest is on the diffusion and impacts of conspiracy theories. Türkay has published his work on conspiracy rhetoric in various academic journals including British Journal of Sociology, Rationality and Society, Journal of Historical Sociology and Sociological Review. His research also expands to anti-Semitism in Turkey and impacts of sociological knowledge. On the former topic, he published a book by Palgrave MacMillan, Online Anti-Semitism in Turkey. On the latter, he has academic journal articles in International Sociology and the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies. Türkay is also keen to develop and use new techniques in teaching sociology: he conducted a study on teaching sociology by using cartoons, The Simpsons, and published the findings in the Journal of Sociology.


  • –present
    Research fellow in Sociology, University of Oxford


  • 2010 
    University of Kent, PhD / Sociology