Faculty

Core Faculty

Kemal Silay

Kemal Silay

Director, Turkish Flagship Program

Director, Turkish Studies Program

Ottoman and Modern Turkish Endowed Chair Professor

Professor, Turkish Language and Literature

Professor, Central Eurasian Studies

  • ksilay@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-5227
  • Global and International Studies Building 3023

Research Interests
Ottoman philology; Ottoman court poetry; feminisms in Turkey and the Middle East; Turkish popular culture; Turkish oral literature; postmodernism; social informatics

Sibel Ariogul Crum

Sibel Ariogul Crum

Lecturer, Central Eurasian Studies

  • sariogul@indiana.edu
  • (812) 856-5613
  • Global and International Studies Building 3021

Research Interests
language pedagogy, foreign language teacher training, critical languages in the U.S., immersion education

Zeynep Elbasan

Zeynep Elbasan

Associate Instructor, Turkish Studies

  • zelbasan@indiana.edu
  • Goodbody Hall 157

Affiliate Faculty

Bulent Guler

Bulent Guler

Associate Professor, Economics

Affiliate, Turkish Flagship Program

Research Interests
quantitative macroeconomics; labor markets

Öner Özçelik

Öner Özçelik

Assistant Professor, Central Eurasian Studies

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Second Language Studies

Director, Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region

Lab Director, Turkic and Central Asian Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition Lab

Affiliate, Turkship Flagship Program

  • oozcelik@indiana.edu
  • (812) 855-3759
  • Global and International Studies Building 3019

Research Interests
second language acquisition; phonology and phonetics (with an emphasis on prosody); Turkic and Altaic linguistics; prosody-syntax interface; phonology-morphology interface

Kaya Sahin

Kaya Sahin

Associate Professor, History

Academic Director, IU Eurasia Gateway

Adjunct Associate Professor, Central Eurasian Studies

Adjunct Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Affiliate, Turkish Flagship Program

Research Interests
the institutional and ideological foundations of the Ottoman imperial praxis; comparative studies of early modern Eurasian empires; Ottoman and modern Turkish historiography; the Ottoman-Safavid rivalry; inter-cultural and inter-religious exchanges in early modern Eurasia