Betul Acikgoz

Position title: Turkish Instructor

Email: acikgoz@wisc.edu

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Betul Acikgoz completed her Ph.D. at Bogazici University in Istanbul with her dissertation examining the epistemological transformation in school textbooks in the 1910s and 1920s. Her academic interests focus on the history of education and ideas as well as the history of gender and minority rights. She published in international journals, namely History of Education and Children’s Literature, History of Education, Historica Paedagogica. She also co-authored an article on minority rights in the Early Turkish Republic published in Middle Eastern Studies Journal. Having taught courses on the Late Ottoman and Early Republican periods at colleges in Turkey, she has taught different levels of Turkish at institutions and schools in the US.