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Meltem Toksöz

Brown University

Meltem Toksöz is a visiting professor in Middle East Studies and history at Brown University. Toksöz taught in the History Department of Boğaziçi University in Istanbul between 1997-2017 in addition to many research institutions, including the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Studies. In addition to Nomads, Migrants and Cotton in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Making of the Adana-Mersin Region in the Ottoman Empire, 1850-1908 (Brill Publications, the Netherlands.2010), she co-edited Cities of the Mediterranean: From the Ottoman Times to the Present (I.B. Tauris, London, 2011). The Turkish translation Osmanlılardan Günümüze Doğu Akdeniz Kentleri was released in 2015 from İş Bankası Kültür Yayınları. Toksöz has published on the Eastern Mediterranean trade and agriculture, the regional history southeastern Anatolia, and Turkish and Ottoman historiography. Her research interests include historiography, intellectual history, economic history, and the modernization of state and society in the Middle East. She received her Ph.D. in Ottoman History from SUNY Binghamton (2001) where she worked with the late Donald Quataert.

Toksöz’s videos are used in these Choices Program curriculum units:
Confronting Genocide: Never Again?
Empire, Republic, Democracy: Turkey’s Past and Future
The Syrian Civil War

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