Esra Bakkalbasioglu, a PhD student in Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies, argues that sharing ideas with colleagues is key when writing a dissertation.
The art of the boreka told through the Ladino letters of Rachel Shemarya.
Claire Barkey's Ladino letters traveled from Rhodes to Seattle in the 1930s--and ended up saving her family's life.
Edirne, in northwestern Turkey, used to be home to a major Sephardic Jewish community.
The story of Joe Souriano, a Seattle Sephardic printer, and the postcards he received from all over the world.
Grad Fellow Esra Bakkalbasioglu reflects on the raki-maker Rabbi Nahmias, the rebetiko singer Roza Eskenazi, and Jewish identities.
Overview and full schedule of the May 2 research showcase for our five fantastic Graduate Fellows.
How do energy resources affect Middle Eastern communities? Grad Fellow Esra Bakkalbasioglu offers her thoughts.