Erol, Merih 

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi

Research Topic: American Evangelism and the Greek-speaking Populations in the Late Ottoman Empire: The Story of a Greek Protestant Family from the Eastern Mediterranean to North America (1880-1930)

Dr.Erol’s current research project at ANAMED is mainly concerned with the American missionary work and the Greek Protestants in 19th-century Ottoman Empire. It’s a project which investigates, among other themes, issues of conversion, and the education at the American mission’s schools. More specifically, she will be dealing with the history of a Greek Protestant pastor’s family across two generations. Since this was a rather mobile family whose most second-generation members emigrated from the Ottoman Empire to the USA in the 1910s and 1920s, another main theme of the project will be transatlantic migration of the Ottoman and non-Ottoman subjects from the region during this period.