Emir Karakaya

Position title: TA: History 255 with Professor Murthy

Email: ekarakaya@wisc.edu

Address:
Advisor: Louise Young

Office Hours: By Appointment

Emir Karakaya headshot

Biography

I am studying the Japanese legal modernization process within the framework of the nineteenth-century global order and international law. In my M.A. thesis, I focused on the Japanese research on the Mixed Courts of Egypt as a part of the Meiji government’s efforts to abolish extraterritorial treaties.

My research interests include institutional transformations in nineteenth-century Japan, early Japanese colonialism as well as Japanese-Ottoman and Japanese-Egyptian relations.

Education

M.A., Bogazici University
B.A., Bogazici University

Field

  • East Asian History
  • Middle East & North African History

MA Title

  • “Legal Modernization in the Early Meiji Period and the Japanese Research on the Mixed Courts of Egypt”

Selected Publications

  • Karakaya, E. (2023). “How Far Is the Far East to the Near East? Dynamics of Japanese Turkish Relations Before It’s Official Beginning.” Journal of Turkish Cultural Studies [Türk Kültürü İncelemeleri Dergisi], no. 50: 223-58.
  • Karakaya, E. (2021). Sömürgecinin Aynasından Japon Benliği: Bir Modernleşme Modeli ve Asya’nın Kurtarıcısı olarak Japonya (Japanese self in the colonial looking glass: Japan as the emancipator of Asia and model for Modernization). in S. Esenbel & O. Baykara (Eds.), Türkiye’de Japonya Çalışmaları IV. Istanbul: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Yayınları.
  • Karakaya, E. (2020). İki Rejim Arasında Bir İktidar Sembolü Olarak Japon İmparatoru (A Symbol of Governance between two regimes: The Japanese Emperor). Düşünce Dergisi, 12.
  • Messick, B. M. (2016). Yazı devleti: Müslüman Bir Toplumda Metinsel Tahakküm ve Tarih (The Calligraphic State) (E. Karakaya & M. F. Karakaya, Trans.) (First Edition). Bağcılar, İstanbul: Açılım Kitap.

Selected Awards

  • Kemal H. Karpat Center for Turkish Studies Small Grants Program for UW Graduate Students
  • J.William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) Grantee
  • TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) 2210-A Genel Yurt Içi Yüksek Lisans Burs Programi (National Scholarship Programme for MSc Students)
  • Boğaziçi University History Department Top Scoring Student
  • Boğaziçi University History Department Bachelor High Honor Certificate
  • Japan Student Services Organization(JASSO) Scholarship for Short-Term Study in Japan

Courses Taught as TA:

  • History 139
  • History 255