Cengiz Sisman, M.A.
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Harvard University
1737 Cambridge St. Coolidge Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138



Harvard University, Ph.D Canditate at History Department and CMES

• Took generals in three fields: Early Modern Europe with Prof. B.Dooley, Medieval Jewish History with Prof. B. Septimus, and Ottoman History with Prof. Cemal Kafadar.

1998 Summer

Hebrew College, Brookline

• Studied Modern and Classical Hebrew

1997 Summer

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

• Studied Modern Hebrew at the Hebrew University Ulpan


Harvard University, Special Student at CMES


Temple University, Religion Department, Philadelphia

M.A. in Jewish and Islamic Studies, supervised by Norbert Samuelson and Mahmud Ayoub

1995 Spring

Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia

• Took Interreligious Dialogue classes


Consulate of Israel, Istanbul

• Studied Hebrew with the Deputy Chief Rabbi Ishaac Halevi


Bosphorus University, Department of Psychology, Istanbul • B.A. in Psychology, supervised by Cigdem Kagitcibasi


• Translated academic books and articles including C.G. Jung’s Psychology and Religion(1994), J.O. Voll’s Islam: Continuity and Change (1992), and Paul Ricoeur "The Task of Hermeneutics"(1993) from English into Turkish

• Published an article on "Jung and Eranos Meetings" as a preface to the ranslation of Jung’s Psychology and Religion by Insan Publishing House 1992, Bosphorus University, Department of Psychology

• Presented a Paper on "The Recent Developments in Psychological Theories: Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology" 1993, Bosphorus University, Department of Sociology

• Presented a Paper on "The Emergence of Individualism in Turkish Modernization as Reflected in the Novels of Ahmed Hamdi Tanpinar and Yakup Kadri Karaosmanoglu"

1998, Harvard University

• Preparing a paper, entitled "Ottoman Perception of the Sabbatian Movement According to the Jewish and Ottoman Sources", for MESA 1998.



Psychology Club, Bosphorus University, Istanbul

• Worked in the Executive Committee

• Established Transpersonal Psychology Commission, and Organized various panels on Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology


Part-Time Job and Summer Jobs

• Taught English as a private tutor

• Worked as a translator in various publishing houses

1997-99, Harvard University

• A member of the Editorial Board of Harvard Middle Eastern and Islamic Review

• Private turkish tutoring

• Part-Time translator (Turkish-English;English-Turkish) for WBGH

1998 Summer-Present, Harvard University

• Working as a Research Assistant for Prof. Cemal Kafadar

1998 Fall-Present, Boston University

• An Associate of Center for Millenial Stuies


• Scholarship, Turkish Government, 1989-93

• Awarded full-fellowship for M.A. in the US, ISAM, 1994-6

• Scholarship, CMS of Harvard University, Summer '97

• Scholarship, NELC of Harvard University, Summer '97

• Scholarship, Hebrew College of Brookline, Summer 1998

• Tuition-Scholarship, Harvard University, 1998-1999


Turkish (native);

English (fluent, graduated from English medium colleges);

Arabic (equivalent to 4 Years: Courses in high school, and in the Consulates of Iraq and of Saudi Arabia,1985-87);

Hebrew (6 semesters);

German (3 semesters);

Able to read Ottoman texts.