Umit Kurt, Lecturer

Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

UMIT KURT

The Van Leer Institute

43 Jabotinsky St. Jerusalem, 9214116, ISRAEL

Citizenship: Turkey

E-mail: umitk@vanleer.org.il/umit105@gmail.com, Tel: +15593898147/+972 587750463/

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

  • October 2017-

Polonsky Postdoctoral Fellow, The Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem

 

  • August-December 2018

Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Assistant Professor, Armenian Studies Program, Department of History, California State University, Fresno

 

  • August 2016-September 2017

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge

 

  • August 2015-May 2016

Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Research Associate, Armenian Studies Program, Department of History, California State University, Fresno

 

  • August 2005-January 2006

Research Fellow, Department of Global Politics and International Affairs, Keele University, Stoke on Trent

 

EDUCATION

  • PhD, History, Clark University, Strassler Center of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2010-16

Dissertation: The Making of the Aintab Elite: Social Support, Local Incentives and Provincial Motives Behind the Armenian Genocide (1890s–1920s)

 

  • Master of Arts (MA) European Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Sabancı University, 2006-7

Thesis: Turkey-EU Relations from the Security Perspective: Two-Level Analysis

 

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) Political Science and Public Administration, Middle East Technical University, 2001-6

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • January-June 2019

Lecturer, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Department of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Course Taught: Collapse of the Empire: Nationalism and Mass Violence

 

  • August-December 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor, Armenian Studies Program, Department of History, California State University, Fresno

Course Taught: Armenian Genocide in the Comparative Perspective: Cases of the Armenian Genocide, Holocaust, and Rwandan Genocide

 

  • January-May 2017

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, Clark University

Course Taught: History of Nationalism: Europe and Beyond

 

  • June 2012-August 2014

Lecturer, Department of History, Sabancı University

Course Taught: Proto-Fascism in Europe and the Ottoman Empire

 

  • September 2011-May 2013

Teaching Assistant, Strassler Center of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Department of History, Clark University

Courses Assisted: Introduction to Genocide, East European Jewish Diaspora, Introduction to Russian History