CURRICULUM VITAE

Cengiz Sisman, M.A.
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Harvard University
1737 Cambridge St. Coolidge Hall
Cambridge, MA 02138
E-mail: csisman@fas.harvard.edu


EDUCATION

1997-Present

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

1996-7

Harvard University, Special Student at CMES

1994-96

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

1993-94

Consulate of Israel, Istanbul

• Studied Hebrew with the Deputy Chief Rabbi Ishaac Halevi

1989-93

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

PUBLICATIONS AND PAPERS:

• 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.

ACTIVITIES AND WORKS:

1991-93

Psychology Club, Bosphorus University, Istanbul

• Worked in the Executive Committee

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

1990-93

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

HONORS AND GRANTS:

• 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

LANGUAGES:

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.