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Nilufer Hatemi

Department/Program(s):
  • Near Eastern Studies
Position: Lecturer
Title: Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies.
Office: 211 Frist Campus Center
Phone: 609-258-1435



Nilüfer Hatemi, Turkish language lecturer, was previously the Ertegün Visiting Assistant Professor Spring 2013–Spring 2014. Hatemi received her Ph.D. (“Unfolding a Life: Marshal Fevzi Çakmak’s Diaries”) in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in 2000 and worked as an assistant professor at Yeditepe and Kadir Has Universities, Istanbul, Turkey. At Princeton, she taught courses on Turkish and Ottoman language and literature (some of which are: TUR 305, “Advanced Turkish: Selected Readings in Historical and Literary Texts,” TUR 424, “Turkish Language in Translation: from Ömer Seyfettin to Orhan Pamuk,” and TUR 405, “Introduction to Ottoman Turkish”). Her articles have appeared in the International Journal of Turkish Studies, Journal of Turkish Studies, and in various conference publications. Hatemi's most recent article is “Çakmak, Fevzi” in The Encyclopaedia of Islam, Third Edition, Part 2013-4, and she recently presented a paper titled “Growing up in Istanbul during the Great War” at the “Perspectives on the Great War: World War One International Conference,” 1–4 August 2014, Queen Mary University of London.