St Antony's College
DPhil Oriental Studies (Modern Middle Eastern History)
Blindness in Late Ottoman State and Society (1865-1915)
Supervised by Professor Eugene Rogan
Disability Studies, Medical Humanities, Cultural Studies, History of Childhood Studies, and Global & Imperial History.
M.A. Istanbul Bilgi University, Cultural Studies
B.A. Bilkent University, Archeology and Art History
Visiting Scholar, Rutgers University, Newark, Department of History - (2017-18)
Grants and/or Scholarships:
Recent Publications and/or Conferences:
“Marginality, Disability, and the Urban Setting in late Ottoman Istanbul: Creating the Image of the Blind Beggar.”, March 16-19, 2023, American Comparative Literature Association.
December 2021 - "Spectacle of the Blind Beggar in Ottoman Istanbul: Disability in the Urban Setting during the Late Nineteenth Century" Ugh! Disgust, Repugnant Matters and the Construction of Difference, c. 1700-1900, Department of History at Universität Rostock.
- November 2021 - "Blindness and Begging" 2021 Disability History Month Workshop, Faculty of History, University of Oxford.
- Islamic History: The Modern History of the Middle East, 1798 – 1948 (undergraduate option)
- Further Subject: The Middle East in the Age of Empire, 1830 – 1971 (undergraduate option)