Aliye F. Mataracı received her B.A. in Philosophy, M.A. in Sociology and Ph.D in History from Boğaziçi University. She won the honorary mention in the "scientific paper" category of the Prize Competition for Research on the History of Banking and Finance 2002 with her work titled Trade Letters as Instances of Economy, Ideology and Subjectivity, which was published by Ottoman Bank Archives and Research Centre in 2005. She acquired extended experience of teaching in a wide range of disciplines in the Social Sciences through her affiliation with İstanbul Bilgi University between 1998 and 2009. She also established the Archives of the Silahtarağa Power Plant, the first urban-scale power plant of the Ottoman Empire founded in 1914 and turned into the Santralistanbul Museum of Energy in September 2007. She performed part of her doctoral research at Princeton University between 2009 and 2011 as a Visiting Student Research Collaborator under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Molly Greene in the Department of History. She defended her Ph.D. dissertation titled "Trading in the Shadow of Wars: Commercial Collection of a late-Ottoman Muslim Trading House" under the supervision of Professor Dr. Edhem Eldem at the Department of History, Boğaziçi University. Since October 2011, she has been affiliated with the Social and Political Sciences Program at International University of Sarajevo and since January 2012 she has served as its Program Coordinator. Among her areas of research are the History of the Balkans, Late Modern Social, Cultural and Economic History, Ottoman History, and Family History.