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Belin Benezra Yensarfati

PhD Candidate

B. Benezra Yensarfati
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PhD research

The Transformation and (Reinvented) Traditions of Social and Religious Life Cycle Events of the Sephardic Community of Istanbul

Supervisors: Prof. dr. E.J. Zürcher and prof. dr. Asim Karaomerlioglu (Bogazici University) 


2014  -Present: Bogazici University, Turkey, PhD in Modern Turkish History
2010 – 2012:  Bogazici University, Turkey, M.A. Modern Turkish History
2005 - 2010: Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey, B.A. in Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, B.A. in Advertising, Faculty of Communication


2011 -  Present:  Istanbul Bilgi University, Sociology Department, Research & Teaching Assistant


  • (Forthcoming) Çayır K. and Yensarfati Benezra B., “Lesson Plans & Lesson Materials for Holocaust Education in Turkey“ in respect to the project of “Teaching about Fundamental Rights and Democratic Values Through the Life and Story of Anne Frank“
  • 2014. “The Institutional History of Family Planning in Turkey” in Contemporary Turkey at a Glance, ed. Kamp, K., Kaya, A., Keyman, F., Onursal Besgul, O. (Collaboration with The European Institute at Istanbul Bilgi University, Network Turkey, Istanbul Policy Center, the British Institute in Ankara and the French Institute of Anatolian Studies)
  • 2011. “İstanbul Konut Üreticileri ve Pazarlama İletişimi”, in Konutta Arzı Yönetenler,  Infomag Yayınclık.

Conferences and Seminars

  • Jul. 2018 : 2018 Arthur And Rochelle Belfer National Conference For Educators, Social Studies/History Track, Levine Institute for Holocaust Education
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington D.C. (The USHMM) (Accepted)
  • May 2018: Coming to Justice, Observer, Organized by International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) within the framework of Just Now program; University of South Carolina in collaboration with the Anne Frank House, Holland 
  • Nov. 2017: Salzburg Global Seminar, Learning from the Past: Sharing Experiences Across Borders to Combat Extremism, Partnership with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Austria
  • Mar. 2013 : “The Turkish Health System in Transition: Family Planning in the Case of Istanbul” in the 6th Annual International Conference on Mediterranean Studies by ATINER, in Athens, Greece
  • Oct. 2012 : “The Institutional History of Family Planning and Abortion in Turkey” presentation, in International Conference of “Contemporary Turkish Studies at a Glance – Topics, Institutions and Future Perspectives”, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Scholarship and Grants

  • Jul. - Aug. 2018: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Fellowship Fund (accepted)
  • Feb. - Jul.. 2018: Istanbul Bilgi University Research Scholarship
  • 2014 - 2018: National Scholarship Program for PhD Students, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
  • 2013: Istanbul Bilgi University Travel Grant
  • 2010 – 2012: National Scholarship Program for Master Students, The Scientific and   Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) 
  • 2005 - 2010: OSYM Scholarship, B.A. in Istanbul Bilgi University

PhD Candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • LUCSoR

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 3
2311 BZ Leiden


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