Logan Heiman

Logan Heiman is a graduate student pursuing an AM in Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. Logan is an assistant to Prof. Lenore Martin, associate of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and co-sponsor of the Turkey in the Modern World seminar series at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. Logan previously interned with the Turkish Coalition of America in Washington, DC where he worked with project managers to engage scholarship recipients in promoting Turkey in the United States and to help members of Congress and the general public learn more about the country by assisting with news articles and position papers written by TCA's research fellow.

Before joining Turkish Coalition of America, Logan spent his junior year studying at Koc University in Istanbul, Turkey where he learned Turkish and edited Prof. Suhnaz Yilmaz's forthcoming textbook Turkish American Relations (1800-1952): Between the Stars, the Stripe, and the Crescent. During this time, he traveled extensively throughout Turkey, the Middle East, and Europe to countries including Jordan, Lebanon, Italy, Greece, and Norway.

In addition to Turkish, Logan has studied Arabic, Latin, Ancient Greek and is currently studying Persian at Harvard. His previous research has focused on energy politics in the Middle East and the Caucasus and Turkish-American diplomatic relations. HIs current research interests include environmental history and the impact of technology and globalization in the Middle East.

Logan Heiman was born in Texas and has family all over the world including a sister in Norway and other family members living in England, Dubai, and the Philippines. His mother was born in Manila.

Logan, a noted mama's boy, speaks twice daily with his mom and lives in awe (and fear) of his big sister.