MEHMET SÜREYYA ER
Lecturer of Turkish Studies
Department of Near Eastern Studies
4111 Thayer Building · Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608
(734) 763-6446
sureyya@umich.edu
EDUCATION

2001 - Advanced to Candidacy for Doctor of Philosophy; Turkic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles.

1999: Master of Arts; Turkic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles.

1992: Bachelor of Arts; Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Boğaziçi University - İstanbul, Turkey.

1992: Bachelor of Arts; Department of Political Science and International Relations, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Boğaziçi University - İstanbul, Turkey.

1989: Bachelor of Arts; Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, İstanbul University - İstanbul, Turkey.

EMPLOYMENT

Fall 2004 - Lecturer; Turkish Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, The University of Michigan.

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Summer 2007: Turkish Lecturer; Eastern Consortium Summer Intensive Language Program in Turkish, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Chicago.

Winter 2002 - Summer 2006: Library Assistant II; Special Collections (Ottoman Turkish Manuscripts), Digital Library, University of California - Los Angeles.

Fall 2001 - Summer 2004: Teaching Fellow; Turkic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles.

December 2000 - June 2001: Turkish Instructor; Beverly Hills Lingual Institute, Beverly Hills, CA.

Fall 1999 - Fall 2001: Teaching Associate; Turkic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles.

Spring 1998 - Fall 1999: Teaching Assistant; Turkic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles.

Fall 1997 - Spring 2000: Research Assistant; Turkic Studies, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles.

Fall 1992 - Fall 1998: Research Assistant; The Institute of Turkic and Turkish Studies, Marmara University - İstanbul, Turkey.

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Teaching Fellowship; Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles, Fall 2001 - Spring 2004.

Teaching Associateship; Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles, Fall 1999 - Spring 2001.

Teaching Assistantship; Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles, Fall 1998 - Spring 1999.

Departmental Fellowship; Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California - Los Angeles, Fall 1997 - Spring 2004.

Graduate Student Researchship; von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, Fall 1997 - Spring 1998.

Director's Award for Scholastic Distinction; Uzbek-Azerbaijani Program of the John D. Soper Central Asian Language Institute, University of California - Los Angeles, 1996.

PUBLICATIONS
Books

A Dictionary of Turkish Verbs: In Context and by Theme. Ralph Jaeckel and Gülnur Doğanata Erciyeş with the Collaboration of Mehmet Süreyya Er, Georgetown University Press, 2006.

Participation in preparing the course - Beginning Turkish (CD-ROM). Andras J.E. Bodrogligeti, University of Arizona Critical Languages Series, 2000.

Translations

Translation from English into Turkish - "The Pasha of Buda and the Edict of Torda: Transylvanian Unitarian / Islamic Ottoman Cultural Enmeshment and the Development of Religious Tolerance"; Susan Ritchie, ("Budin Paşası ve Turda Fermanı: Transilvanya Üniteryen Kültürü ile Osmanlı İslam Kültürünün Birbirine Kenetlenişi ve Dini Hoşgörünün Gelişimi"; Victoria Holbrook'a Armağan, Walter G. Andrews and Özgen Felek eds., pp. 233-259, Kanat Publications - İstanbul, 2006).

Translation from English into Turkish - The Volga Tatars: A Profile in National Resilience. Azade-Ayşe Rorlich, Hoover Institution Press, 1986 (Volga Tatarları: Yüzyılları Aşan Milli Kimlik; İletişim Publications - İstanbul, 2000).

Translation from English into Turkish - "The Role of Classical Central Asian Turkic Literature in the Understanding of the Cultural Heritage of the Central Asian Turks"; Andras J.E. Bodrogligeti, (Eurasian Studies Yearbook, Volume 66, pp. 5-31, 1994 ("Orta Asya Türklerinin Kültürel Mirasını Anlamada Klasik Orta Asya Türk Edebiyatının Rolü"; (Toplumsal Tarih, Volume 54, 1998).

Translation (of some sections) from English into Turkish - Political Ideas. David Thomson, Penguin Books, 1984 (Siyasi Düşünce Tarihi; Şule Publications - İstanbul, 1996).

WORKS IN PROGRESS
Translations

Translation from English into Turkish - Muînü’l-Mürîd; İslam, 1313 (Guide for Novices; Critical Edition by Andras J.E. Bodrogligeti, in progress).

LANGUAGES

Turkish (native language), Ottoman Turkish, English, Azeri, Uzbek, Chagatay, Persian; Arabic, Russian and French (reading knowledge).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT)
Turkish Studies Association (TSA)

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

Member; International Relations Club, Boğaziçi University - İstanbul, Turkey (1988-92).
Participant; Intercivilisation Dialogue Seminar organized by the Unification Church, New York (1992).
Counselor; Camp America, Cultural Exchange Program, New York (1990).