Middle East Studies

Alumna Kathryn Thornton '14 lives and teaches in Istanbul, Turkey

Kathryn Thornton '14 has been living in Istanbul, Turkey, for the last year and a half, teaching English at Bahçeşehir University in its school of foreign languages. She has started learning Arabic and recently received a small Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) alumni grant to make a YouTube series about Syrian restaurants in Istanbul. 

Kate and her Syrian husband are hoping to move to the States, where she plans to apply for PhD programs in either Comparative Literature, Media Studies, or Anthropology.