Education History


Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
PhD Candidate (Ottoman) History (English)

Provisional dissertation title: The world of Ambassador Jacobus Colyer: material culture of the Dutch “nation” in Istanbul during the first half of the 18th century.


Leiden University, the Netherlands
MA: Turkish Studies (English)(diploma 2008)
Final Thesis: When the Imperial Sun Shone upon Adrianople. The Motives for the 1703 Rebellion and the Ottoman Court in Edirne (1648 – 1703)

February – June 2007

Sabancı University, Istanbul, Turkey
MA Erasmus/ Socrates exchange student


Utrecht University/ University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
MA: Islam in the Modern World (diploma 2006)


Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Bachelor: Turkish Languages and Cultures (ANPT) (diploma 2005)
Final thesis: digital exhibition: The Dutch tiles of the Galata Surp Krikor Lusavoriç Church, 2005


Veluws College, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands (diploma 2002)
Main subjects: Dutch, German, French, Spanish, English, ancient Greek, Culture & Arts, History, Mathematics