Ph.D., The University of Toronto, 2011 MA, Bilkent University, 2003 BA, Middle East Technical University, 2001
Manuscript: The North Caucasus Borderland: Imperial Entanglements and Shifting Loyalties, 1555-1605.
Article: "The North Caucasus between the Ottoman Empire and the Tsardom of Muscovy: The Beginnings of an Imperial Rivalry."
Near and Middle Eastern History
History of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman and Islamic Borderlands
History of the Caucasus and Eurasian Steppes
Minorities in the Middle East
"Evliya Çelebi's Travels in the Circassian Lands: Vampires, Tree Worshippers, and Pseudo-Muslims." Acta Orientalia 67 (2014): 75-96.
"Learning the Ropes: The Young Turk Perception of the 1905 Russian Revolution." Middle Eastern Studies 50 (2014): 114-128.
"Teaching Middle Eastern History in North America: Challenges and Prospects." Perspectives on History 51 (2013): 33-35.
"The North Caucasus in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century: Imperial Entanglements and Shifting Loyalties." Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Toronto, 2011.
"The Russians and the Turks: Imperialism and Nationalism in the Era of Empires." In Imperial Rule. Edited by A. Miller and A. J. Rieber, 27-47. New York: Central European University Press, 2004. [with Norman Stone and Sergei Podbolotov]