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Status: PhD Student

Adviser: Sarah D. Shields and Cemil Aydin

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Curriculum Vitae


B.A. in History and Political Science & International Relations (double major), Bogazici University, 2016
M.A. in Modern Turkish History (Ataturk Institute), Bogazici University, 2019
M.A. in Global and Comparative Politics (Government), University of Essex, 2019

Research Interests

My main research interests are the history of the Late Ottoman Empire and the Near/Middle East, Ottoman diplomatic and military history, the history of international relations and international law, the history of international political economy, gunboat diplomacy, the Concert of Europe, empires and imperialism, and the British and French empires. My dissertation mainly focuses on the role of the Ottoman Empire in the evolution and universalization of international law in the 19th and early 20th centuries and the continuities and ruptures in Ottoman-European relations within the framework of international law.

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Courses Offered

HIST 120: Sport and American History (TA), Instructor: Matthew Andrews (Fall 2022 & Fall 2023)
HIST 276: The Modern Middle East (TA), Instructor: Sarah Shields (Spring 2023)
HIST 140: World History Since 1945 (TA), Instructor: Cemil Aydin (Spring 2024)