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.
M.A., Bogazici University
B.A., Bogazici University
- East Asian History
- Middle Eastern History
- “Legal Modernization in the Early Meiji Period and the Japanese Research on the Mixed Courts of Egypt”
- 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.
- 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