Jeffery Dyer

jeffery dyer


Office: Stokes Hall S354

Curriculum Vitae

Faculty Advisors: Prasannan Parthasarathiand Dana Sajdi

Dissertation Title: "The Ottomans in the Age of Empire"


M.A., History, Boston College
M.A., Arab Studies, Georgetown University
B.A., 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.


Peer-Reviewed Articles

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.

Book Reviews

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.

Non-Peer Reviewed

2013: Co-author. "The End of an Era: The Less than Grand Opening of the New Ottoman Archives." Jadaliyya. April 25, 2013.

2012: "Zanzibar: Imperial Visions and Ottoman Connections," Jeffery Dyer and Chris Gratien, Ottoman History Podcast, No. 82 (December 1, 2012).


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.