Goals: He plans to work on a comparative study of bureaucratic formations in the early modern period, with an opportunity both to collect primary and secondary sources and to meet and collaborate with the colleagues in Brazil, who are interested in similar topics; learning more about the history and culture of Brazil and about the establishment of Portuguese and Spanish imperial control in the region will enhance the quality of his research.
He is an assistant professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the Department of Classical, Middle Eastern, and East Asian Languages and Cultures. Previously, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Law School and received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His articles have appeared in the Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, the Journal of Ottoman Studies and Die Welt des Islams. He was granted the National Endowment for the Humanities-American Research Institute in Turkey fellowship for 2012-2013.