Reşat Kasaba

Faculty, Jackson School of International Studies



Reşat Kasaba served as the director of the Jackson School for 10 years, completing his tenure in June 2020. Other previous leadership roles include as President of the Association for Professional Schools of International Affairs and of the Turkish Studies Association.. His main areas of research have been the Ottoman Empire and Turkey. He has researched and taught on economic history, state-society relations, migration, urban history and ethnicity and nationalism. Kasaba is the author and editor of seven books and more than 40 articles dealing with the Ottoman Empire, Turkey and the Middle East. Recently, he edited a volume of The Cambridge History of Modern Turkey and wrote A Moveable Empire: Ottoman Nomads, Migrants, and Refugees. In 1999 he was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Washington.


  • Binghamton University, PhD in Sociology