Office Hours: On leave Fall 2019-Spring 2020
Field & Specialties
Ph.D., History - Georgetown University, 2015
M.A., Arab Studies - Georgetown University, 2008
B.A., History - Le Moyne College, 2005
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
"Pilavdan Dönen İmparatorluk: Meclis-i Mebusan’da Sıtma ve Çeltik Tartışmaları” translated by Burcu Kurt in Osmanlı'dan Cumhuriyet'e Salgın Hastalıklar, eds. Burcu Kurt and İsmail Yaşayanlar. Tarih Vakfı, 2017.
Book Reviews and Essays
Review of “Ottoman Rural Societies and Economies” ed. Elias Kolovos, Turcica Vol 49 (2018).
Review of “Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: the Ottoman Experience, 1347-1600” by Nükhet Varlık in Osmanlı Araştırmaları / The Journal of Ottoman Studies, No. 48 (2016) 482-487.
Internet and Popular Press Publications
Ottoman History Podcast
Since 2011, I have been producer of Ottoman History Podcast, a collaborative internet radio program featuring interviews with students and scholars. This playlist contains a selection of interviews.
I am currently working on a monograph provisionally titled The Mountains Are Ours: the environmental history of a late Ottoman frontier, which explores a century of ecological change in the Cilicia region of the Eastern Mediterranean between the 1850s and 1950s. My broader work examines issues in the social and environmental history of the modern Middle East.
Awards & Honors
2016-17 - Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
2015-16 - Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University Program in Agrarian Studies
2014-15 - ACLS-Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship
2012-13 - SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship
2009 - ARIT Summer Advanced Turkish Fellowship, Boğaziçi University
2008-09 - Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Full-Year Fellowship, University of Damascus, Syria
HIST 2150 - Global Environmental History
HIME 1501 - Intro Seminar: Water, Energy, and Politics in the Middle East
HIME 2002 - History of Middle East and North Africa, 1500-present