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Lerna Ekmekcioglu

2010-2011 Alex and Marie Manoogian Foundation Post-doctoral Fellow

1080 South University, Suite 3633, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Armenian Studies Program
    • Department of History
  • Fields of Study
    • Feminism, Armenian, Greek, and Turkish Women
    • War and Peace in the Middle East.
  • About


    • "Turkish-Armenian Feminism, Armenian-Turkish Relations, and a Few Historiographic Interventions" in Ottoman Women's Movements and Print Culture, University of Texas, 2010.
    • Bir Adalet Feryadi, Osmanlidan Cumhuriyet'e Bes Ermeni Feminist Yazar (1862-1933), [A Cry for Justice: Five Armenian Feminist Writers from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic (1862-1933)], co-edited with Melissa Bilal, Aras Publishing House, Istanbul (currently being translated into English), 2006.
    • "Giris: Feminizmin Ermenicesi" [Introduction: Feminism in Armenian], co-authored with Melissa Bilal, in Bir Adalte Feryadi, pp. 13-22, 2006.
    • "Sonsoz - Osmanli ve Turkiye Kadin Hareketi Hakkindaki Tarihyaziminda Turk ve/veya Musluman Olmayan Kadinlar, Bir Yoklugun Anatomisi" [Epilogue - Anatomy of an Absence: Non-Turkish and/or non-Muslim Women in the Historiography of Ottoman and Turkish Women's Movements] inBir Adalte Feryadi, pp. 242-264, 2006.
    • "Ardemis: An Armenian Women's Journal Published in Egypt, 1902-1904," Journal of Armenian Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 11-28, 2004.
    • "'Feminizm: Bir Adalet Feryadi,' Hayganus Mark' in Hayati, Dusunceleri ve Etkinlikleri (1885-1966)" ['Feminism: A Cry For Justice,' The Life, Work and Activism of Hayganush Mark' (1885-1966)], co-authored with Melissa Bilal and Belinda Mumcu, in Toplumsal Tarih [Social History], vol. 87, p.48-57. [This article won third prize in the academic competition of the journal Toplumsal Tarih among university students in Turkey], 2001.


  • Education
    • 2010 Ph.D (A.B.D.), joint PhD program, Departments of History and Middle Eastern/ Islamic Studies, New York University
  • Awards
    • 2008-09 NYU Humanities Initiative
    • 2007-08 American Association of University Women (AAUW), International Fellowship
    • 2006 Award of the Organization of Istanbul Armenians/California
    • 2005 NYU, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Predoctoral Summer Fellowship
    • 2004 Agnes Missirian Scholarship, Armenian International Women’s Association
    • 2002-2007Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship, for five years of doctoral funding in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at NYU
  • Grants
    • 2006 Grant of the Programme of History of Women and Gender, Department of History, NYU
    • 2003 NYU Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies summer research grant
  • Presentations
    • 2010, “Armenian, Greek, and Turkish Women: How to Foster an Inclusive/Entangled Scholarship?” at working seminar entitled “Gender and Inter-confessional Relationships in South Eastern Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean (19th -21st centuries),” University of Athens
    • 2008, “Making Peace at Times of Post-war: Armenians in Istanbul (1918-1923)” at workshop entitled “From Empire to Nation State: the Ottoman Great War and Post-war Politics,” University of Richmond, Virginia
    • 2008,Book talk: Bir Adalet Feryadi, Osmanli’dan Cumhuriyet’e Bes Ermeni Feminist Yazar (1862-1933) [A Cry for Justice: Five Armenian Feminist Writers from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic (1862-1933)]
  • Language(s) and Proficiency Level(s):
    • Armenian:native
    • Turkish: native
    • Ottoman Turkish: intermediate
    • Greek: intermediate
    • French: beginner reading