Assistant Professor

betul.avci@ihu.edu.tr

Education

BA : (1998) English Language and Literature, Istanbul University.
MA : 1) M.A. Marmara University, History of Religions, 2000
2) S.T.L. (M.Div.) Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Interreligious Studies, 2002
3) M.A. University of Chicago, Islamic Studies, 2009
PhD : (2012) S.T.D. (Th.D.) Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Missiology

Areas of Interest

Comparative theology, (Christian) theology of religions, Muslim-Christian relations, theologies of history in Muslim and Christian traditions, progressive theories of history, kalima-logos theologies in Muslim and Christian traditions, contemporary Muslim study of Christianity.

Short Biography

Betül Avcı is an assistant professor of Religious Studies at Ibn Khaldun University. Her research interests include comparative theology, (Christian) theology of religions, Muslim-Christian relations, Christian and Islamic theologies of history, progressive theories of history, kalima-logos theologies in Muslim and Christian traditions, contemporary Muslim study of Christianity. Avcı holds a B.A. from Istanbul University, M.A. degrees from Marmara University and the University of Chicago, and S.T.L. (M.Div.) and S.T.D. (Th.D.) degrees from the Pontificia Università Gregoriana.

Awards

  • 2013 Building Bridges Seminar Fellowship, Georgetown University, A.B.D. 2013
  • The University of Chicago, Divinity School Graduate Fellowship, Chicago 2003-2009
  • Joseph M. Kitagawa Award, Chicago 2004-2005
  • Wissenchaft College zu Berlin Fellowship, Berlin 2004
  • The MISSIO Foundation Fellowship for Catholic Studies, Aachen 2000-2003
  • The Catholic Near East Welfare Ass. Fellowship, New York 2001-2003
  • Pontificia Università Gregoriana Graduate Fellowship, Roma 2001-2003
  • Nostra Aetate, Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Award, Vatikan 2000- 2001