Director, Turkish Flagship Program; Director, Turkish Studies Program; Ottoman and Modern Turkish Endowed Chair Professor; Professor Turkish Language and Literature
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Dr. Kemal Silay is the author of numerous articles in Turkish and English on Turkish culture, literature, and politics. Among his books are Nedim and the Poetics of the Ottoman Court: Medieval Inheritance and the Need for Change (Indiana, 1994); An Anthology of Turkish Literature (Indiana, 1996); Ahmedi’s History of the Kings of the Ottoman Lineage and Their Holy Raids against the Infidels (Harvard, 2004); and an edited volume, The Turks and Islam: A Cultural and Political Journey from the God of Heaven to Allah (forthcoming). Dr. Silay is a scholar of international reputation and a sought-after expert on many issues regarding Turkey, its language, literature, history, society, and politics. His numerous publications, cultural activities, and scholarly endeavors have sparked the field of Turkish Studies in the United States and worldwide.