Middle East Studies

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

Kathryn Thornton '14 has been living in Istanbul, Turkey, for the past two years, 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.

Kat and her Syrian husband are hoping to move to the States. She is looking for full-time work in media, production and publishing.