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Oya Rose Aktas (she/her/hers)

PhD Student

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B.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2016

I study minoritized populations in the late Ottoman Empire and early Turkish Republic, with particular interest in gender. My current research focuses on how state violence targeted at Christians affected the position of Jews in Istanbul. Prior to graduate school, I worked on U.S.-Turkish relations at a think tank in Washington, D.C.


Stroum Center for Jewish Studies, Rabbi Arthur A. Jacobovitz Fellow, 2019-2020
Academic Year FLAS in Persian, 2019-2020
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Scholarship for intensive study of Western Armenian, summer 2019
Academic Year FLAS in Persian, 2018-2019