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YIGIT AKIN
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State, 2011

History of the Islamic World and Modern Middle East

Research Interests
Yigit Akin is a historian of the Modern Middle East. My research interests include social and cultural history of the late Ottoman Empire and early Republican Turkey, with a particular focus on the First World War, war and society, gender, nationalism, and social movements. I am currently finishing a monograph titled Experiencing Ottomans’ Great War: Everyday Politics, Society, and Culture, which examines the social and cultural dimensions of Ottoman society’s catastrophic experience of the First World War and analyzes the impact of the war on the empire’s civilian population.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
"Robust and Vigorous Children: Physical Education and Sports in Early Republican Turkey"    

2005 Winner Distinguished Young Social Scientist Award    
Turkish Social Science Association

“Reconsidering State, Party, and Society in Early Republican Turkey: Politics of Petitioning,”    
International Journal of Middle East Studies 39, no.3 (2007): 435-457.

“The Dynamics of Working Class Politics in Early Republican Turkey: Language, Identity, and Experience,”    
International Review of Social History 54, no.17S (2009): 167-188.

“War, Women, and the State: The Politics of Sacrifice in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War,”    
Journal of Women's History 29, no.3 (2014): 12-35.

COURSES
History of Islam to 1400 (HISM 2200)    

History of the Modern Middle East since 1750 (HISM 2210)    

Religion and Nationalism in the Modern Middle East (HISM 6910)    

World War I: History, Experience, Memory (HISM 6910)    

LINKS
Recent podcast on my research:    
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CONTACT INFORMATION

Office:Hebert 215F
Hours:M & F 11:00 - 12:00
Phone:504-862-8616
Email:yakin@tulane.edu

WHAT'S NEW

Recent podcast on my research:  
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN


“War, Women, and the State: The Politics of Sacrifice in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War,”  
Journal of Women's History 29, no.3 (2014): 12-35.

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