Nilüfer Hatemi

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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 teaches 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 NES 504, “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 “What Fairytales Meant to Selma Ekrem,” which appeared in Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature 56:2 (2018), and she wrote the article on Fevzi Çakmak in The Encyclopaedia of Islam, Third Edition, Part 2013-4.

Publications List: 


Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak ve Günlükleri. İstanbul: YKY, 2002 (2nd printing 2010).



“What Fairy Tales Meant to Selma Ekrem.” Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature 56, no. 2 (2018): 64–66.


Book chapters:

“Osmanlı’nın Son Dönemine Kısa Bir Bakış: III. Selim’den İstanbul’un İşgaline.” In Geç Osmanlı Döneminde Sanat Mimarlık ve Kültür Karşılaşmaları, ed. Gözde Çelik. İstanbul: Türkiye İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları, 2016, 17–26.


Conference presentations:

“Selma Ekrem's Turkish Fairy tales and the American Audience: Once there was, once there was not.” 36th IBBY Congress (30 August–1 September 2018) Athens, Greece.