Keyman Modern Turkish Studies

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. 

Sinan Erensü joins as inaugural Keyman Postdoctoral Fellow

Erensü is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota and a graduate fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change. His dissertation examines political power, consent, and dissent in Turkey in the 21st century through the lens of energy.

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Conference: Historical and Comparative Perspectives on Kurdish Politics November 2-4, 2016

This international conference aims to bring together cutting-edge research examining the last hundred years of Kurdish existence in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic in a historical and comparative perspective.

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