Esra Özyürek has a book coming out in April based on Özyürek's decade-long ethnographic research. In her book, Subcontractors of Guilt Holocaust Memory and Muslim Belonging in Postwar Germany, Özyürek looks into how "Middle Eastern and Muslim Germans had rather unexpectedly become central to the country's Holocaust memory culture—not as welcome participants, but as targets for re-education and reform." Subcontractors of Guilt also explores how and why Muslim Germans have been connected to conversations about Holocaust rembrance discussions.
Esra Özyürek is the Sultan Qaboos Professor of Abrahamic Faiths and Shared Values at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe (2015). Özyürek obtained her PhD from the University of Michigan Department of Anthropology in 2002.