Erin Kelleher is one of two Master's students graduating from the Near Eastern Languages and Civilization Department. Prior to her arrival at the University of Washington, Kelleher received a BA in History with a minor in Arabic at the University of Delaware. While in the NELC program, she honed her language skills and continued to study her research interest on the development of Egyptian print media. For her NELC degree, Kelleher completed advanced classes in Arabic, intermediate Turkish, and counted French as her research language.
To compliment her language studies, Kelleher received multiple FLAS awards to study Turkish both at UW and abroad. She completed an intensive summer course in Intermediate Turkish at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, Turkey. She was also awarded the NELC Department's Turkish and Ottoman Literature Fellowship and a NELC Schwarz Fellowship.
Kelleher will attend and intensive Turkish Summer Program, before moving to Texas to begin Ph.D. program in the Middle Eastern Studies Department at the University of Texas. She will focus on Middle Eastern History where she will continue to study