Ceyda Steele

Ceyda Steele

Ceyda Steele

Lecturer & Turkish Language Program Coordinator


300 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Turkish Language and Literature
  • Ottoman Turkish and Literature
  • Female Non-Governmental Organizations in Turkey
  • Magazines and Literary Writings of Muslim and Christian-Ottoman Women
  • Education of Girls in the Ottoman Empire


  • PhD, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA (2021)
  • Gender Studies Concentration, Gender Studies, UCLA
  • MA, Humanities and Sciences, Interdisciplinary Program in Women’s Studies, Fordham University
  • M. Ed., Master of Education in Turkish Language and Literature Teaching, Marmara University

Ceyda is a Turkish language teacher with an interest in modern Turkish literature, empowerment of women in the Middle East, education system of girls in the Ottoman Empire, and female NGOs in Turkey. Her current research focuses on the education activities of early women organizations in the Ottoman Empire during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Before coming to OSU, she taught Turkish language courses in Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels at UCLA for seven years.

Teaching subjects: 

  • Turkish Language (Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Turkish) 
  • Ottoman Turkish 
  • Turkish Literature 
  • Women in the Middle East 

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