Hatice Kubra Kahya
RESEARCH ASSISTANT OF ISLAMIC LAW, ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY
PHD CANDIDATE IN ISLAMIC LAW, ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY
Hatice Kubra Kahya is currently a PhD candidate at Istanbul University majoring in Islamic Law as well as a research assistant. She is writing her PhD dissertation, entitled "The Transformation of Waqf Doctrine in the Period of Modernization" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Murteza Bedir. She received a doctoral scholarship provided by TUBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey). In 2010, she earned her BA from the department of theology at Marmara University as a top student. She contiuned her academic pursuits at Marmara University, and in 2012, she earned her master's degree by defending her thesis on "The Contract of Salam in Islamic Law." In addition to her modern education in theology studies, she has been educated in the classical form of education in the Madrasa of Valide Atik in Istanbul. Her main research interests include waqf, nineteenth-twentieth century Ottoman law, Ottoman modernization/centralization, trust law etc. To add another dimension to her dissertation, she is taking classes on Turkish civil law at Istanbul University Law School. Additionally, her bachelor in Vocational School of Justice at Anadolu University is in progress. Currently, she is awarded a grant by TUBITAK to perform research at Harvard.