Assist. Prof. Dr. Bahar Gürsel


Social Sciences Building, #Z-36
+90 312 210 31 43



Ph. D., Bilkent University, 2007

M. A., Bilkent University, 2000


Areas of Interest

Diplomatic, social and cultural history of the United States; modern Italian history; cultural history of the Republic of Turkey (1930-1960); immigration history; urban history; visual culture; film studies. 



HIST 113 Readings in History I

HIST 114 Readings in History II

HIST 150 History of Civilization and Society

HIST 151 History of Eastern and Western Civilizations I

HIST 152 History of Eastern and Western Civilizations II

HIST 343 Recent American History since 1945  

HIST 427 American Cultural History I

HIST 428 American Cultural History II 


Selected Publications

"Delineating Stereotypes for Children: The Discourse on Race, Ethnicity and Otherness in the Works of Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards," Julia Nitz, Sandra Petrulionis and Theresa Schön, eds._Intercontinental Crosscurrents:  Women’s Networks Across Europe and the Americas_Heidelberg: Universitatsverlag Winter, 2016, 131-151.

“Wild and/or Beautiful?: The Representation of the American West from a Twenty-First Century Turkish Perspective” in Tanfer Emin Tunç and Bahar Gürsel, eds. The Transnational Turn in American Studies: Turkey and the United States. Bern: Peter Lang, 2012, 209-223.

“Two Cities, Two Fairgrounds: Chicago's 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and Turin's 1911 International Exposition” in Andrea Carosso, ed. Urban Cultures of/in the United States: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Bern: Peter Lang AG, 2010, 63-85.

“Citizenship and Military Service in Italian-American Relations, 1901-1918.” The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 7 (July 2008): 353-376.

“Yargıç Lynch'in Mirası: Amerikan Tarihinde Kolektif Şiddet” [Judge Lynch's Legacy: Collective Violence in American History]. Doğu-Batı Düşünce Dergisi [East-West Journal] 44 (April 2008): 237-248.

“‘Desperate Diseases Require Desperate Remedies’: Italian Immigrants and Lynching in the United States.” Proceedings of Ege University’s 10th International Cultural Studies Symposium, September, 2007.