Feyza Sayman

Turkish Studies

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Email

feyza@umich.edu

Phone

734-764-7532

Office

111E Hatcher Library North

Mailing address

111-C Hatcher North

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190

Feyza Sayman

Turkish Studies

About me

As the Turkish Studies Specialist, my main responsibilities are cataloguing materials in Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, and Turkic languages; managing workflow; managing and developing library collections; providing research assistance for students; maintaining the Turkish Studies Research Guide; providing subject reference and technical assistance; training new staff members; serving as faculty liaison; and conducting outreach activities such as the weekly Turkish Language & Literature Conversation Group since 1990. In 1995, I worked with the Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan to establish the Turkish American Friendship Room on the 4th floor of the Shapiro Science Library.

I also perform the following functions: managing the International Studies hourly budget and timekeeping; maintaining email & phone lists.

I am a native speaker of Turkish, and I initially studied several Turkic languages as an avocation. I studied Ottoman Turkish with professor James Stewart-Robinson. I studied Uzbek and several other Turkic languages and literatures with professor Yavuz Akpinar and professor Marianne Kamp.

I hold a B.S. in Mathematics (Physics minor) at Istanbul University, Faculty of Sciences. I taught mathematics and physics in Istanbul before coming to work at the Library.

Languages

English, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Uyghur

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