Academic Staff
Faculty:Prof.: 6Assoc. Prof.: 1Assist. Prof.: 1Lect.: 3Lect.: 1T.A.: 1
Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Sufi Studies - Director
A founding member of Kerim Foundation, she has been the director of the Institute for Sufi Studies of Üsküdar University initiated by the Foundation since 2015. Her career is based on strategies of project development and management. Her academic bac ... [ More. » ]
Elif ERHAN / (0216) 400 2222 - internal : 2507
Professor of Old Turkish literature
Institute for Sufi Studies – Deputy Director
Emine Yeniterzi graduated from the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at Selçuk University Faculty of Letters in 1981. She received her master’s degree with her thesis, “The Names of Prophet Muhammad in Classical Turkish Literature” in 198 ... [ More. » ]
Emine YENİTERZİ / (0216) 400 2222 - internal : 2876
Bruce LAWRENCE Bruce LAWRENCE, Ph.D (Part time)  
Institute for Sufi Studies
Center for Islamic Studies, Duke University, USA Born in New Jersey in 1941, Bruce Lawrence earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton University, his master's degree at Episcopal  Theological School , and his doctorate at Yale Univ ... [ More. » ]
Bruce LAWRENCE / (0216) 400 2222
Miriam COOKE Miriam COOKE, Ph.D (Part time)  
Institute for Sufi Studies
Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures, Duke University, USA Miriam cooke is Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University. She is the author of several monographs that include The Anatomy of an Egyptian Intellectual: Yahya Haqqi ( ... [ More. » ]
Miriam COOKE / (0216) 400 2222
Carl W. ERNST Carl W. ERNST, Ph.D (Part time)  
Institute for Sufi Studies
Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA  Carl W. Ernst is a specialist in Islamic studies, with a focus on West and South Asia. His published research, based on the study of Arabic, Persian, and Urdu, h ... [ More. » ]
Carl W. ERNST / (0216) 400 2222
James MORRIS James MORRIS, Ph.D (Part time)  
Institute for Sufi Studies
Department of Theology, Boston College James Morris was born in the US in 1949. He received his PhD degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University in 1980 with a thesis ““The Wisdom of the Throne: An Introduction to the P ... [ More. » ]
James MORRIS / (0216) 400 2222
Niyazi BEKİ Niyazi BEKİ, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Department Of Exegesis
Institute for Sufi Studies
Niyazi BEKİ was born in Bingol in1953.  He studied Arabic language, Bedi(the science of  rhetoric), Beyan(semantics), Maani(eloquence), Kalam(Islamic theology), Fiqh(Islamic jurisprudence), Tafsir(Qur’anic interpretation) and Hadith(traditi ... [ More. » ]
Niyazi BEKİ / (0216) 400 22 22 - internal : 2508
Assistant Professor of History
Institute for Sufi Studies
She graduated from Ankara University's Faculty of Literature, History and Geography's Department of History. She completed her PhD studies on the “Saint (Aziz) Mahmud Hudayi’s [ca. 1543-1628] Shrine Complex: Sufi Impact in the Civil Society Organizat ... [ More. » ]
F. Cangüzel GÜNER ZÜLFİKAR / (0216) 400 2222
Muhammed BEDİRHAN Muhammed BEDİRHAN, Ph.D (Part time)  
Institute for Sufi Studies
Born in Yozgat. After completing his primary and secondary education in Sakarya, he received his undergraduate education at Marmara University Faculty of Religious Studies. He received his master's degree from the Marmara University, Faculty of Socia ... [ More. » ]
Muhammed BEDİRHAN / (0216) 400 2222
Hatice Dilek GÜLDÜTUNA Hatice Dilek GÜLDÜTUNA , Ph.D (Part time)  
Institute for Sufi Studies
She graduated from Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine. She completed her expertise in Anesthesiology at the Running Heart and Research Hospital. She finished the three years of Arabic education of Prof. Fuat Sezgin’s Arab-Islamic Hist ... [ More. » ]
Hatice Dilek GÜLDÜTUNA / (0216) 400 2222
Sema SÜVARİOĞLU Sema SÜVARİOĞLU , Ph.D (Part time)  
Institute for Sufi Studies
Sema Süvarioğlu, is in the field of training and development for about 26 years.   She got her degrees on Psychology (B.A.) and Clinical Psychology (M.A.) at Boğaziçi University at the beginning of ‘80s. Right after graduation, she started ... [ More. » ]
Sema SÜVARİOĞLU / (0216) 400 2222
Institute for Sufi Studies
Graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Divinity. In 2013, she finished her master degree with the thesis titled “Mathnawi Courses of Kenan Rifai”. She wrote several books in the field of Sufism and edited “Mathnawi Memoirs of Kenan Rifai”. Yal ... [ More. » ]
Arzu Eylül YALÇINKAYA / (0216) 400 2222
Zeynep AKAY Zeynep AKAY , (Part time)  
Institute for Sufi Studies
Akay graduated from the School of Divinity, Marmara University. She completed her MA in Psychology in 2008 at Newport University. She teaches Arabic language courses at various universities. Akay is an adjunct faculty member of the Institute for Sufi ... [ More. » ]
Zeynep AKAY / (0216) 400 2222