2009-2013 Master of Arts in History, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul-Turkey
2004-2008 Bachelor of Arts in English Language Teaching, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul-Turkey
My fields of interest are late Byzantine political, intellectual, and religious history. I am also interested in Byzantine Greek. Under the supervision of Prof. Nevra Necipoğlu at Boğaziçi University, I translated (from Byzantine Greek to English) the letters of George-Gennadios Scholarios (the first Orthodox patriarch under the Ottoman rule) that were sent to the ruling elite in the Peloponnese in the fifteenth century for my M.A. thesis. As a second year Ph.D. student, I am presently working with Prof. Richard Greenfield for my dissertation at Queen's.
Previously at Boğaziçi University, I worked both as an assistant of the Department of History, and as a TA of two courses (The Making of the Modern World I & II) in the same department for three years. At Queen’s I TAed and am still TAing for HIST 218 (Byzantium) and I will be TAing for HIST 221 (Jewish and World Civilization) in the winter term.
Review of The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire, Hussey, J. M., Tarih: Graduate History Journal, no. 2 (2010): 122-125.
2014 - "Evaluation of the Letters of George-Gennadios Scholarios Sent to Members of the Ruling Elite in Fifteenth-Century Peloponnese" at the Hellenic College Holy Cross, Brookline, MA, USA.
2013 - "Byzantine History in the XIV. Century from a Socio-Political Perspective" in Sismanoglio Megaro, Consulate General of Greece, Istanbul, Turkey.