Research interests: Gulay's research interests include sociology of religion, comparative-historical sociology, nations/nationalism and cultural trauma and collective memory in the context of national identity formation. She is specifically interested in the ways religious and nationalist identities intersect, intertwine and compete with each other, especially in the Middle East. Currently she's doing research on religion as a supra-national identity.
Education: B.A. Western Languages and Literatures (Bogazici University, 2003); M.A. Sociology (University of Virginia, 2009); M.A. Sociology (Yale University, 2011)