Reşat Kasaba

Professor , Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies
Resat Kasaba


Over the last three decades, my research and publications on the Ottoman Empire, Middle East, and Turkey have covered economic history, state-society relations, migration, ethnicity and nationalism, modernity and urban history.  Recently, I have started researching the role of education in the formation of modern Turkish identity in the twentieth century.  I teach courses on the modern Middle East as well as on world history in the modern era.


  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Ph.D. Sociology, 1986
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, M.A. Sociology,, 1978
  • Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, B.S. Economics and Statistics,, 1976