E-mail: niltekgul@yahoo.com


BA in Economics, Bogazici University

MA in Finance, Seattle University

MA in History, Bilkent University

PhD in History, Bilkent University

Research Interests

  • History of Emotions
  • History of Concepts
  • Daily life in the Early-Modern Ottoman History
  • Analysis of Political Discourse in the Ottoman History


Nil Tekgül received her BS degree from Boğaziçi University Department of Economics in 1987. She obtained her MSF degree from Seattle University Albers School of Business and Administration in 1996 and MA degree from Bilkent University Department of History in 2011. Dr. Tekgül earned her PhD in 2016 with her thesis titled “A Gate to the Emotional World of Pre-modern Ottoman Society: An Attempt to Write Ottoman History from the Inside Out” from Bilkent University Department of History. In 2017-2018 she continued her studies in Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) as a visiting post-doc research scholar. She is currently working on her monograph titled Emotions in the Ottoman Empire: Politics, Society, Family in the Early Modern Era to be published by Bloomsbury in 2022. Her main fields of interest include history of emotions, conceptual history, daily life in early modern Ottoman society.