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Queen's University

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P.h.D. Candidate
Byzantine History


Phone:  613-533-2150
Fax:  613-533-6298


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, I translated (from Byzantine Greek to English) 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. I will be working with Prof. Richard Greenfield for my Ph.D. dissertation at Queen's.

Previously at Boğaziçi University, I worked both as an assistant of the Department of History, and as a T.A. of two courses (The Making of the Modern World I & II) in the same department for three years.

Publications: Book report: "Ari Çokona'dan Kritovulos Tarihi (1451-1467)" (Book of Kritovoulos by Aristotelis Tsokonas), Toplumsal Tarih, no. 222 (2012): 92-93.

Book review: Review of The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire, Hussey, J. M., Tarih: Graduate History Journal, no. 2 (2010): 122-125.

Conference Presentations: "Byzantine History in the XIV. Century from a Socio-Political Perspective" presented in a conference "Psychoanalysis in the Pursuit of History" at Sismanoglio Megaro, Consulate General of Greece, Istanbul-Turkey.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000