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Merve Tabur

Merve Tabur
252 Burrowes Bldg.
Office Phone: (814) 863-1125


  1. MA Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College, 2014
  2. MA History, Concentration in Ottoman History, Boğaziçi University, 2011
  3. BA Sociology and History, Boğaziçi University, 2008


I am a first year PhD student in the Comparative Literature Department. My recent research focuses on contemporary Turkish and Egyptian fiction and comparative modernities. My other research interests include visual and popular culture in the Middle East, Islamic literature (esp. Sufi literature in the Ottoman Empire), transnational feminism and satire. I also work as a translator and am currently translating Nergis Ertürk's Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey into Turkish.



  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Feminist Theory and Gender Studies
  • Theory and Criticism