I am a historian who focuses primarily on the history of the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East's Kurdish community. However, I have broad historical interests including the history of socialism and radicalism as well as debates surrounding the historian's craft.
Top Scholarly Accomplishments
I have published a number of scholarly articles in major Middle East orientated publications including Middle East Studies, The British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and Iranian Studies. I have also published a edited volume of Kurdish history and am the assistant editor of the Journal of Kurdish Studies. In addition, my D.Phil. thesis has been accepted by Oxford University Press for publication.
I have taught history in a number of different places. I was a Teaching Assistant at Istanbul Bilgi University between 2007 and 2010. I also taught World History (1943-1973), Middle Eastern Politics, and Turkish History at the university of Oxford, whilst completing my doctoral studies. In 2014 I was appointed as a lecturer in the department of Social Sciences at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. There I gained valuable experience teaching World Civilization, Middle East History and Politics, as well as American History.
Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom)
I enjoy video games, swimming, biking, and rugby.
Future Goals and Aspirations
I hope to work on building international exchange programs at MSU as well as continuing to develop my skills as an educator. In terms of publishing, I hope to get several articles published in the next two years as well as complete transforming my thesis into a book.
Life Outside the University
I spend most of my time outside of school with my wife and our new dog.