Episode 29 - Efrem Yildiz was elected in 2017 to serve as Vice Chancellor of the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. He was previously the Chair of Hebrew and Aramaic Studies at the University of Salamanca's Department of Languages. Though he specializes in Semitic languages, he is fluent in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Turkish, and modern Aramaic.
He obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, two degrees in Ecclesiastical and Biblical Studies, and his Doctorate in Biblical Theology.
An ethnic Assyrian from the village of Harbule in southeastern Turkey, he has written extensively on Assyrian heritage and identity.