Associate Professor and Acting Head
210 Ramer History House
(610) 330-5166


  • Ph.D., Harvard University

Teaching interests: Middle East history; the early Ottoman Empire; medieval Anatolian history and literature

Research interests: Middle East History; Medieval Anatolia; urban confraternities; the early Ottoman Empire; Armenians in Byzantium and the Ottoman Empire

Selected publications:
“Futuwwa in 13th-century Rum and Armenia: Reform Movements and the Managing of Multiple Allegiances in Medieval Anatolian Urban Centers on the Periphery of the Seljuk Sultanate,” forthcoming in Andrew Peacock and Sara Nur Yildiz, eds., Seljuk State and society (IB Tauris).

“Blending in and Separating Out: Food and Fests in 16th-Century Anatolian Armenian textx,” in Princeton Papers Interdisciplinary Journal of Middle East Studies. Vol. XVI(2001).

Kendi Kendine Ermenice (with H. Sukru Ilicak).

Honors: Senior Scholar at the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (Koc University), Istanbul, Turkey; Harvard University Dissertation Completion Grant; Wellesley College Dissertation Grant; Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Research Grant.