MA, History, Boston College
MA, Arab Studies, Georgetown University
BA, Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Nineteenth Century Ottoman Empire; Ottoman Empire in the Arab Provinces; Ottoman Diplomacy in the Indian Ocean; The Caliphate and Pan-Islamism.
2009: “Desert Saints or Lions Without Teeth?: British Portrayals of Bedouin Masculinity in the Nineteenth-Century Arabian Peninsula.”Arab Studies Journal. XVII:1 (Spring 2009): 85-97.
Forthcoming: Review of Isa Blumi, Ottoman Refugees, 1878-1939: Migration in a Post-Imperial World [London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013] [Forthcoming in Arab Studies Journal]
2013: Review of Pankaj Mishra, From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia [London: Penguin Books, 2012] Journal of Global Faultlines. 1:1 (September, 2013), 160-61.
2013: Co-author. "The End of an Era: The Less than Grand Opening of the New Ottoman Archives." Jadaliyya. April 25, 2013. http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/11370/the-end-of-an-era_the-less-than-grand-opening-of-t
2012: "Zanzibar: Imperial Visions and Ottoman Connections," Jeffery Dyer and Chris Gratien, Ottoman History Podcast, No. 82 (December 1, 2012). http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2012/11/zanzibar-swahili-coast-africa-imperialism.html
Honors, Grants & Fellowships:
2014/2015: Institute of Turkish Studies (ITS) Dissertation Writing Grant
2012/2013: J. William Fulbright U.S. Student Program, Research Fellowship – Istanbul, Turkey
2012: Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy Summer Research Stipend
2012: Boston College Graduate Dean’s Summer Research Stipend
2010: Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), State Department/CAORC – Advanced Intermediate Turkish (Ankara, Turkey)
2009: Critical Language Scholarship (CLS), State Department/CAORC – Beginning Turkish (Izmir, Turkey)
2008: Oman Student Research Grant – Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
2007: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship – Advanced Arabic – Damascus University/Georgetown University
2014: “The Growth of an Ottoman Consular Network in the Indian Ocean, 1849-1914," Fifth Annual Graduate Conference of the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University, New York. February 2014.
2013: “Ottomans in the Age of Empire: Consuls in the Indian Ocean in the Long Nineteenth Century,” Ottoman Studies Group at Oxford, Graduate Workshop in Ottoman Studies, Oxford, England. May 2013.
2008: “Desert Saints or Lions Without Teeth?: British Portrayals of Bedouin Masculinity in the 19th Century Arabian Peninsula,” Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA), Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. November 2008.