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TARİH: 14 Haziran 2017
SAAT : 11:00-12:00 
YER : Demir DEMİRGİL Salonu
            Güney Kampüs

Interviewer: BU Summer Term Office

Interviewee: Cristopher Colvin

1.      Could you please tell us about yourself briefly? Your education, experience, research area, courses that you teach, and anything that you want us to know?

I attended Yale University as an undergraduate and did my graduate work at Northwestern and at the University of Texas at Austin.  I began my studies with an interest in what was then called continental philosophy but my inquiries into fundamental ontology led me back to Ancient Greek philosophy, specifically Plato.  Since completing my studies I have taught a wide variety of courses from symbolic logic to aesthetics at eight different universities in the US and in Europe, including Boğaziçi.  My first course at Boğaziçi was in the 2003 summer term, a survey course on German philosophy from Fichte to Husserl.


2.      Have you been at Boğaziçi University, in Istanbul or in Turkey before? What do you know about or expect from Boğaziçi?

3.      What is the main reason for you to teach at Boğaziçi this summer?

2 & 3. I have taught in the Boğaziçi Summer term ten times over the past thirteen years.  At first I thought it would be a single summer adventure, but I so enjoyed the students, the colleagues, and the university that I have gladly returned when it was possible.

4.      Which course(s) are you going to teach?  Who should attend your course(s)?

I will teach the (PHIL111.01) Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.  It is a general survey that covers a fascinating historical development as well as a variety of philosophical topics.  There is no prerequisite, so any student curious about philosophy or interested in classical Greek philosophy would find it a worthwhile course.

5.      Any message to your potential students?

The department will soon have us post the syllabi and descriptions, so students can consult those for more details.

6.      Any other plans while you are in İstanbul this summer that you would like to share with us?

Each summer I use the time at Boğaziçi to immerse myself in philosophy, since these days I teach history and politics in Austin, Texas.  The summer is a welcome vacation from those topics.


Interviewer: BU Summer Term Office

Interviewee: Carolina Acosta-Alzuru


1.      Could you please tell us about yourself briefly? Your education, experience, research area, courses that you teach, and anything that you want us to know?

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. My university education took place in the United States. My master and doctoral degrees are from the University of Georgia, USA, where I am a professor in media studies. My scholarship focuses on the links between media, culture and society, and bridges the disciplines of cultural studies and international media studies as I examine media texts, their production and reception. In particular, I have been studying serialized melodramatic television productions for 18 years. I am the author of three books and multiple articles on this topic.

2.      Have you been at Boğaziçi University, in Istanbul or in Turkey before? What do you know about or expect from Boğaziçi?

I have not been to Boğaziçi University yet and I am very much looking forward to being there this coming summer. I have taught abroad twice, at Oxford and Universidad de Chile. Teaching abroad is always an intense and fulfilling learning experience. Boğaziçi University has a rich history of research and teaching, and an institutional commitment to give students local roots and global wings. Because of all these, teaching at Boğaziçi is a great privilege and opportunity.

I’ve visited Istanbul three times. Each time for a different purpose: tourism (2009), presenting at an academic conference (2011), and last fall to conduct research on Turkish diziler. Thanks to my academic work, I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the world and I must say that Istanbul is like no other city I know. It’s one of my favorites and, definitely, the most fascinating city I’ve ever visited. I always want to return to Istanbul. There is so much to explore and learn in its neighborhoods and streets.

3.      What is the main reason for you to teach at Boğaziçi this summer?

Teaching and learning go hand in hand. As explained in the previous question, I think Boğaziçi University provides a great environment to teach abroad. One in which both students and faculty will gain much in knowledge and life experience.

4.      Which course(s) are you going to teach?  Who should attend your course(s)?

I will be teaching a Special Topics course: “History of TV and TV Genres” (HIST49G.01)

Students interested in one or more of the following should consider this course: a) the links between television, culture and society; b) the specific historical conditions that shape, and ensue the rise and fall of certain television genres; c) the tensions and paradoxes that underpin globally successful television genres, such as Turkish diziler and Latin American telenovelas; d) how television is transforming how we think about history.

5.      Any message to your potential students?

I look forward to meeting you. We will learn from each other as we walk together a section of our individual intellectual journeys in Istanbul.

6.      Any other plans while you are in İstanbul this summer that you would like to share with us?

To continue my research on Turkish diziler by conducting interviews and observations.