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