Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program

The Keyman Program promotes intellectual dialogue and scholarship to provide a deeper, interdisciplinary, and critical understanding of contemporary Turkey in connection with global social processes, problems or conflicts.

The program organizes seminars and conferences on critical issues; funds research by Northwestern faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; offers Postdoctoral Fellowship, Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar programs; supports undergraduate teaching on topics related to Turkey; facilitates study abroad and exchange programs in Turkey; and funds the university library’s acquisitions in the area of modern Turkish Studies. 

Faculty Affiliate Wendy Pearlman to Publish Book on "Voices from Syria"

Keyman Faculty Affiliate and Political Science Professor Wendy Pearlman's book "We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria" is being published by HarperCollins. Pearlman's research included fieldwork in Turkey, where she interviewed Syrians living there. The book features accounts that provide an important backstory for countries hosting large number of Syrian refugees.

Learn more about Professor Pearlman and her work.

Summer Research and Travel Grant Applications Due February 1st

Members of the Northwestern community are invited to apply for summer research and travel grants by February 1st. Projects in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible; applicants should place the proposed work in an interdisciplinary context by explaining its relevance to modern Turkey.

 Learn more. 

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