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.

To achieve this goal, 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. 

NEWS: Sinan Erensü to join in fall 2016 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, Fragile Energy: Power, Nature and Politics of Infrastructure in the New Turkey,’” examines political power, consent, and dissent in Turkey in the 21st century through the lens of energy.

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"Streets of Modern Turkey” photo competition winners

The “Streets of Modern Turkey” photo competition sought photos that portray human interactions with each other and with their environment in a single illustrative and well-composed image.

See the winning submissions.