BA Bogazici University, Istanbul, 1991
MA Istanbul University, 1995
PhD Harvard University, 2002
Cemil Aydin’s interests focus on both Modern Middle Eastern History and Modern Asian history, with an emphasis on the international and intellectual histories of the Ottoman and Japanese Empires. He is particularly interested in historical processes that shape transnational racial and civilizational identities, such as Muslim, Asian, African. His research and publications offer new ways to understand the historical roots of the contemporary world order by describing the process of imperial era conflicts and decolonization, especially from the perspective of non-Western actors of the Muslim world and East Asia. Other research and teaching interests deal with questions of internationalism and orientalism, and modern world history.
Some Notable Publications
- Ansev Demirhan (co-advised with Sarah Shields)
- Turgay Akbaba
- Ryan Branagan (co-advised with Miguel La Serna)
- Samee Siddiqui
- Lauren Merkel
Courses Taught (as schedule allows)
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- HIST 394—International and Global History
- HIST 460—Empires, Nations and Revolutions, 1750–1919