Reşat Kasaba

resat kasaba


Migration, Refugees and Borderlands, Peace, Violence, and Security, Political Economy, Religions, Cultures, and Civilizations, State-Society Relations, States, Markets, and Societies

Reşat Kasaba is the former Director of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, the Stanley D. Golub Chair of International Studies, and a Professor. Over the last three decades, his 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, he has started researching the role of education in the formation of modern Turkish identity in the twentieth century.  He teaches 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., 1986
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, M.A., 1978
  • Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, B.S., 1976