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Leiden University & Bogazici University
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first world war, morality, intellectual history, cultural history, gender studies, Islamic studies, late Ottoman Empire, women studies
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About Me

I received my Ph.D. degree from Leiden University’s Area Studies Institute Turkish Studies Program and Bogazici University’s Ataturk Institute for Modern Turkish History. My dissertation, “The Struggle Within: ‘Moral Crisis’ on the Ottoman Homefront during the First World War,” discusses three major realms for the study of morality, namely Islamist and nationalist approaches to morality, official measures and policies introduced by political and military elites, and state interventions into the family and female sexuality. Currently, I am a guest researcher at Leiden University.

Recent Publications

◆     “Prostitution (Ottoman Empire).” 1914-1918 Online International Encyclopedia of the First World War, ed. by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson, issued by Freie Universität Berlin (2017). doi: 10.15463/ie1418.11038

◆     “Millî Mesele ve Maddî Gereksinim Arasında: Birinci Dünya Savaşı’nda Lubiyyat, Tiyatro, Sinema Benzeri Eğlence Yerlerini ve İçeriğini Düzenleme Çabaları.” [Between National Cause and Economic Need: Attempts to Regulate the Venues and Contents of the Entertainment, Theatre, Cinema and Similar Activities During the First World War]Toplumsal Tarih, Vol. 267 (March 2016): 86-91.

◆     The Barnathan Apartments. (also published in Turkish Barnathan Apartmanları) Istanbul: Global Basım Yayın, 2016.

◆     Review of Kadınların Mülk ve Miras Edinmesi: Kemalist Aydınlanma ve İslami Sosyolojik Süreçler. by Şule Toktaş & Mary Lou O’Neill, Turkish Studies, Vol. 16, Issue 1 (2015): 138-141.

◆     “İsmail Onbaşı’nın Defteri: Kanal Harekatı’ndan Thayetmyo Esir Kampına.” [The Notebook of Corporal Ismail: From Suez Operation to the Thayetmyo Prison Camp] Toplumsal Tarih, Vol. 251 (November 2014): 44-49.

◆     Negotiating the Terms of Mercy: Petitions and Pardon Cases in the Hamidian Era. Istanbul: Libra Yayınevi, 2013.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Ottoman Empire
Expertise by Geography
Mediterranean, Middle East
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Law, Women, World War I