UW Graduate School

NME Students

Oscar Aguirre Mandujano
(Ph.C., 2013)
Dissertation Title: “Poetry and Politics in the Early Modern Ottoman World:  the Court of Bayezid II (r. 1481—1512)”
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Ayda Apa Pomeshikov

Research Interests: Refugee and forced migration studies, humanitarianism and human rights, Islamic NGOs, Muslim diasporas
Esra Bakkalbasioglu
(Ph.C., 2014)
Dissertation Title: “(Infra)structuring State-Minority Relations:  Regional Development Relations in the Peripheries of Israel and Turkey”
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William Bamber
(Ph.C., 2016)
Dissertation Title: “’Let them wear fezzes, a sherwani and boots’: Consumption, anti-Westernism and the Politics of Male Dress between Ottoman Turkey and South Asia, 1876-1908”
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Canan Bolel
(Ph.C., 2017)
Dissertation Title: “On the Margins of an Ottoman City:  Politics of Exclusion in the Jewish Community of Izmir, 1847-1923”
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Vincent Calvetti-Wolf
(Ph.C., 2015)
Research Interests: Mizrahi social movements; Zionism; race, ethnicity and nationalism in Israel/Palestine; Jewish diasporas; anthropologies of the state; political theology; migration studies; class stratification in Israel
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melinda-cohoon Melinda Cohoon

Research Interests: Digital Middle Eastern communities and Syrian diaspora gamers via Twitch.TV; perceptions, (de)constructing narratives, and education from the Middle Eastern historical content in ‘turn-based’ and ‘real-time’ video games
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Michael Degerald
(Ph.C., 2015)
Dissertation Title: “History from Ba’thist Pens: How the Iraqi Ba’th tried to rewrite Iraqi history to reshape national identity, 1968-1991”
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Gozde Burcu Ege
(Ph.C., 2017)
Dissertation Title: “From Crises to Ordinary Precarity: Urban Encampments of Palestinian Refugee Youth under New Humanitarian Governance in Amman, Jordan”
Anat Goldman
(Ph.C., 2013)
Dissertation Title: “Making Desired (and Undesired) Citizens:  Reshaping Identities and Nation Building in Israel and Turkey”
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Mehmet Kentel
(Ph.C., 2014)
Dissertation Title: “Assembling ‘Cosmopolitanism’: Making Modern Pera through Infrastructure in the Late Ottoman Constantinople”
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Marwa Maziad
(Ph.C., 2014)
Dissertation Title: “Oscillating Civil-military Relations in Democratizing Societies:  the Military in State and Society, Case Studies of Egypt, Turkey, and Israel 1980–2015”
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Jeanene Mitchell
(Ph.C., 2014)
Dissertation Title: “At the Confluence (of Transnational and Local Actors):  Transboundary Water Management in the Kura River Basin”
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Ayse Nal
(Ph.C., 2015)
Dissertation Title: “Rural environmental resistance movements in Turkey and Indonesia”
Roman Pomeshchikov
Research Interests: State-society relations, electronic governance, development in Turkic countries
Akbar Rahel
Research Interests: Shia Rights Mobilization in Afghanistan; Islamic Law; Law and Society; Constitutions; Modern Middle East; Afghanistan; Iran
Maral Sahebjame
Research Interests: Exploring contemporary narratives of marriage in the Islamic Republic of Iran, focusing in particular on “white marriage”
no-photo-150 Michael Sims
(Ph.C., 2016)
Dissertation Title: “‘Without a Purpose, Misfortune will Befall Our Land’: Discourses of Nation in Late Ottoman Kurdistan”
Pelin Tunaydin
Research Interests: Ethnicity and nationalism; comparative ethnic histories; the governance of difference in the Turkish nation-building paradigm; Romani citizenship, belonging, and identity in the transition from empire to republic
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