Joshua M. White
Assistant Professor (2012)
Office Hours: W 1:30-3:30, and by appointment
Office: Nau 355
Phone: (434) 924-1439
Email: jmwhite (at) virginia.edu
Fields & SpecialtiesEarly Modern Ottoman Empire and Mediterranean; social, legal, and diplomatic history
Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2012
M.A. University of Michigan, 2007
B.A. Washington University in St. Louis, 2004
“Slave Laundering: Piracy, Subjecthood, and the Illegal Captive Trade in the Ottoman Mediterranean.” In The Mediterranean Re-Imagined, edited by Steven Gertz and Judith Tucker (in revision).
“Fetva Diplomacy: The Ottoman Şeyhülislam as Trans-Imperial Intermediary.” Journal of Early Modern History 19, no. 2-3 (forthcoming 2015). Special issue on cross-confessional diplomacy guest edited by Tijana Krstic and Maartje van Gelder.
“Shifting Winds: Piracy, Diplomacy, and Trade in the Ottoman Mediterranean, 1624-1626.” In Well-Connected Domains: Towards an Entangled Ottoman History, edited by Pascal Firges, Tobias Graf, Christian Roth, and Gülay Tulasoğlu, 37-53. The Ottoman Empire and Its Heritage 57. Leiden: Brill, 2014.
Selected Fellowships and Awards
American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)-NEH Research Fellowship, 2013.
2012 Arthur Fondiler Award for Best Dissertation in History, University of Michigan (U-M).
2012 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award Honorable Mention.
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2011-2012.
H.F. Guggenheim Dissertation Fellowship, 2011-2012 (Declined).
CAORC Multi-Country Research Fellowship (UK, Greece, Turkey), 2011.
U-M Rackham International Research Award, Winter 2010.
Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship (Turkey), 2008-2009.
ARIT Department of State Fellowship, Fall 2008.
Title VI FLAS Fellowships (Turkish, Persian), 2006-2008.
CASA Full-Year Fellowship in advanced Arabic at American University in Cairo, 2004-2005.