Joshua M. White

Joshua M. White

Assistant Professor (2012)

On Leave: Fall 2015 to Spring 2016

Office Hours: ON LEAVE

Office: Nau 355

Phone: (434) 924-1439

Email: jmwhite (at)

Fields & Specialties

Early 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 (submitted).

 “Fetva Diplomacy: The Ottoman Şeyhülislam as Trans-Imperial Intermediary.” Journal of Early Modern History 19, no. 2-3 (2015): 199-221. 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

ACLS Fellowship, 2015-2016.

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, 2011.

U-M Rackham International Research Award, 2010.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2008-2009.

ARIT Department of State Fellowship, 2008.

Title VI FLAS Fellowships (Turkish, Persian), 2006-2008.

CASA Full-Year Fellowship in advanced Arabic at American University in Cairo, 2004-2005.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
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