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Ezgi Cakmak

Ezgi Cakmak is a first-year Ph.D. student and Benjamin Franklin Fellow of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; She is from Istanbul, Turkey. She received her BA from Bogazici University, Sociology Department. Her master thesis–from the same department and university–was an attempt to look closely into the encounters of African migrants in the city of Istanbul. Her research interests include the issue of African slavery in Anatolia in late Ottoman period and historicity of blackness in Turkey.