About Us

Ozgen Felek received her first Ph.D. from Firat University in Turkey  (2007) and her second Ph.D. from the University of Michigan (2010). She is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Previously she was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University.

usFelek specializes in religion, gender, and visual representations of the Ottoman Empire. Currently, she is working on a book project, titled Imperial Men: Manhood and Masculinity in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire. Felek has recently published a diplomatic edition of Ottoman Sultan Murad III’s dream letters: Kitābü’l-Menāmāt Sultan III. Murad’ın Rüya Mektupları (“The Book of Dreams: The Dream Letters of Sultan Murad III”) (Tarih Vakfi Yurt Yayınları, 2014).  She is also co-editor of Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies (SUNY, 2012), and Victoria Rowe Holbrook’a Armağan (Kanat Kitap, 2006).

Bilge Felek is a senior in high school, and serves as the website intern.

Contact us at ofelek@gc.cuny.edu