PROFESSOR DOCTOR

SALİME LEYLA GÜRKAN

Graduate School of Education / Department of Religious Sciences

salime.gurkan@ihu.edu.tr

About

Short Biography

She graduated from the Faculty of Theology at Marmara University (1991). He completed his master's degree in the Department of History of Religions at Marmara University with a thesis titled "The Sabbath in Judaism: Its origin, related beliefs, and practices" (1994). She obtained his doctorate from Lancaster University with a thesis titled "The Jewish concept of Chosenness in tradition and transformation" (2002). She worked as a researcher at the Center for Islamic Studies (TDV İslâm Araştırmaları Merkezi) (2003-2015). Her published books include "The Jews as a chosen people: Tradition and transformation", "Yahudilik" (Judaism),  "Anahatlarıyla Yahudilik" (Judaism in outline), and "İbrâhim'den Ezra'ya İsrailoğulları Tarihi" (History of the Israelites from Abraham to Ezra). Her academic interests mainly focus on Jewish history and theology, comparative Jewish and Muslim concepts, and Judaism and women. She currently continues her work as a professor at Istanbul 29 Mayıs University, Faculty of Theology.