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Ph.D. and Masters Candidates 1999-2000

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Ph.D. Students

(Graduate school year, departmental affiliation and research interests)
ABOUALI, Diana (G-7)
dabouali@fas.harvard.edu
AYDIN, Cemil (G-5), History & MES
Area of study is Ottoman-Turkish and Japanese intellectual history in the 19th and 20th centuries. Specializing in a comparative study of Occidentalism by focusing on Japanese and Turkish writings on the "West." Generally interested in questions of nationalism, historical identity, history of science, impact of modern technology on society in the Ottoman and Japanese historical contexts.
caydin@fas.harvard.edu
BAIG, Paula Russo (G-12), History & MES
baig@fas.harvard.edu
BERLEKAMP, Persis (G--),
berlekamp@fas.harvard.edu
CASALE, Giancarlo Louis (G-3)
 
casale@fas.harvard.edu
ÇIPA, Hakki (G-2), History & MES
Research interests: Comparative history of rural and urban lower classes in late medieval and early modern Europe & Ottoman Empire; implicit and explicit forms of conflict (and compromise) in peasant societies; popular culture. MA-THESIS TITLE: Class and Conflict in Peasant Societies: An Analysis of Marxian Historiography. MPhil-THESIS TITLE: Aims and Motives of Peasant Rebels: A Comparison of the English, German and Ottoman Cases
cipa@fas.harvard.edu
ERDEMIR, Aykan (G-4)
erdemir@fas.harvard.edu
ERSOY, Ahmet (G-7),Fine Art
ersoy1@fas.harvard.edu
FETVACI, Emine (G-1),Fine Art
I'm a G1 in the History of Art and Architecture Department, studying Islamic Art and I plan to do my work in Ottoman manuscript illustrations and/or album pages, probably sixteenth century, and possibly later. I am also interested in nineteenth century Ottoman painting.
fetvaci@fas.harvard.edu

HAMMADY, Iman (G-9), Anthropology & MES

ihammadi@fas.harvard.edu
KALFUSS, Barak (G-4)
bkalfuss@fas.harvard.edu
KASTRITSIS, Demetri (G-3)
I am a Ph.D. candidate in History and Middle Eastern Studies. My interests include the Balkans and Anatolia in the Middle Ages, late Byzantine and early Ottoman history, the Eastern Mediterranean and Renaissance Italy. My dissertation will be on the Ottoman Interregnum, or Fetret Devri, as it is known in Turkish.
kastrits@fas.harvard.edu
KAYAALP, Pinar (G-1)
kayaalp@fas.harvard.edu
KHURI-MAKDISI, Ilham (G-4)
I am interested in late Ottoman history, and my research topic is on port-cities of the eastern mediterranean, and on the movement of ideas between them.
imakdisi@fas.harvard.edu
KURU, Selim (G--), NELC
Research interests: literary urge as a manifestation of human existence. sexuality and literature, written and oral literary production, Ottoman literature and history of scholarship in the context of Islamic literature(s), Ottoman and Modern Turkish languages. Dissertation subject is a sixteenth-century Ottoman text of anectodes, classified to reflect the possible objects of man's desire.
kuru@fas.harvard.edu
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LEAL, Karen (G-7), History & MES
Dissertation concerns relations between the Greek Orthodox 'millet' and the Ottoman state in the seventeenth century
kaleal@fas.harvard.edu or katabatha@aol.com
LEE, Yonggyu (G-3)
lee17@fas.harvard.edu
NIYAZIOGLU, Asli (G-3)
niyaziog@fas.harvard.edu
ÖRS, Ilay Berna (G-2)
She is in her second year of the Joint PhD program in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies. She has majored in Political Science and Sociology in Bogazici University Istanbul; and received a MSc in Social Anthropology in University College London prior to starting her studies in Harvard in 1997. Her research interests include cultural identity, multiculturalism, migration, and consumption patterns in Greece, Turkey, and other Mediterranean societies.
ors@fas.harvard.edu
PANCAROGLU, Oya (G-1)

opancar@fas.harvard.edu

PETZEN, Barbara (G-9), History & MES
Examining the role of Western female educators in the Ottoman Empire and their relationship with their pupils and the society around them. Interests include cultural change and influence, the politics of identity, cultural nationalism, and education.
bpetzen@fas.harvard.edu
SCHICK, Leslie
lschick@wellesley.edu
SISMAN, Cengiz (G-2)
I am interested in Ottoman "minorities", their mystical-messianical tendencies and possible social and intellectual interactions with each other in a context of the seventeenth century Ottoman and Early Modern Europe.
csisman@fas.harvard.edu
Homepage
 
 
STEFANOVA, Evdokia
 
STUMP, Ayfer (G-1)
She is interested in questions of "heresy" and "heterodoxy" in the Islamic context, popular piety and religious movements, Sufism and women's history. Period of concentration is pre-modern Ottoman history.
stump@fas.harvard.edu
TASKÖMÜR, Himmet (G-4)
I am interested in legal history in the Ottoman Context. I am also interested in religious and intellectual history of late medieval Islamic history.
taskomur@fas.harvard.edu
THOMAS, Mara (G-14), Anthropology & MES
mthomas@fas.harvard.edu
THOMAS, Stephanie(G--), NELC
sbthomas@fas.harvard.edu
THOMPSON, Peter J. (G-4)
pthompson@fas.harvard.edu
WIESE, Marguerite (G-8), History & MES
mwiese@fas.harvard.edu
WILKINS, Charles (G-3), History & MES
Research interests: Social and political history of Ottoman Syria. I'm focusing on the social and political practices of elite households in 17th and 18th century Aleppo.
cwilkins@fas.harvard.edu
YAYCIOGLU, Ali (G-1)
He is interested in the Ottoman Balkans, particularly Macedonai and Bosnia. He also studies on the Ottoman legal institutions, particularly those related to the property relations in the 18th and 19th centuries. He has one published article: "Ottoman-Turkish manuscripts at the Institute of Islamic Studies and other libraries of McGill University." with Adam Gacek in Fontanus (Fall, 1998).
ayayciog@fas.harvard.edu
YI, Eunjeong
yi@fas.harvard.edu
YILMAZ, Hüseyin (G-6), History & MES
Ottoman Political Thought in Classical Age.
hyilmaz@fas.harvard.edu
 
YÜKSEL, Cihan
YÜREKLI, Zeynep (G-3)
yurekli@fas.harvard.edu

 


Masters Students


SCHRANK, Alexander (G-1)

          schrank@fas.harvard.edu
 

Alumni - Ph.D.


CANBAKAL, Hülya (G-9), History & MES
Dissertation Title: Ayntab at the End of the 17th Century: A study of Notables and Urban Politics.
canbakal@fas.harvard.edu
 
HAMADEH, Shrine , 1998
Dissertation Title: The City's Pleasures: Architectural Sensibility in Eighteenth-Century Istanbul.
hamadeh@mit.edu

KAFESCIOGLU, Cigdem, 1997

Dissertation Title: The Ottoman Capital in the Making: the Reconstruction of Constantinople in the Fifteenth Century
kafesci@boun.edu.tr
SOYSAL, Levent (G-8), Anthropology & MES
levsoy@fas.harvard.edu
 
STAVRIDES, Theoharis , 1997
Dissertation Title: The Ottoman Grand Vezir Mahmud Pasha Angelovic (1453-1474)
TERZIOGLU, Derin , 1999
Dissertation Title: Sufi and Dissident in the Ottoman Empire: Niyazi Misir (1618-1694)
dterzioglu@ku.edu.tr

 


Alumni - Masters


 
SAGLIK, Eyüp, 2nd year
Eyupc@aol.com
 

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