“The articles I found provided me with primary resources and current academic thinking about my topic, which guided the focus of my project to cross-cultural comparisons and trends.”

—Grant Rosinko

Homoeroticism in the Early Ottoman Empire

Paper written for HIS199: Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates

Rosinko’s paper presents a cross-cultural comparison of perceptions of male sexuality in Ottoman and Greco-Roman cultures. Inspired by a history class on the Ottoman Empire, Rosinko worked closely with his professor, consulted library databases and connected with the subject librarian for Classics and Middle Eastern studies to identify books and scholarly articles for his research. He also contacted some of the scholars whose articles he had read to request more suggestions of materials on his topic.

In His Own Words

Read Grant’s reflective essay from his Lang Prize application.