Aliye F. Mataracı
International University of Sarajevo
Aliye F. Mataracı obtained a BA in Philosophy from Boğaziçi University, followed up by an MA in Sociology, earned from the same university with her thesis titled, Family Stories: Constructing a Family Narrative. She won the honorary mention in the "scientific paper" category of the Prize Competition for Research on History of Banking and Finance 2002 with her work titled Trade Letters as Instances of Economy, Ideology and Subjectivity, which was published by Ottoman Bank Archives and Research Centre in 2005. She acquired an extended experience of teaching in a wide range of disciplines in Social Sciences through her affiliation with İstanbul Bilgi University between 1998-2009. She also established the Archives of the Silahtarağa Power Plant, the first urban-scale power plant of the Ottoman Empire founded in 1914 and turned into the santralistanbul Museum of Energy in September 2007. She continued with her doctoral research as a Visiting Student Research Collaborator under supervision of Professor Dr. Molly Greene in the Department of History at Princeton University, between 2009 and 2011. She defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled "Trading in the Shadow of Wars: Commercial Collection of a late-Ottoman Muslim Trading House" under the supervision of Professor Dr. Edhem Eldem at the Department of History, Boğaziçi University. Since October 2011, she has been affiliated with the Social and Political Sciences Program and since January 2012, she has been the Program Coordinator.