Ebru Akcasu

Ebru Akcasu, PhD, holds a PhD in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (SOAS, University of London). She specializes in the late Ottoman history with an emphasis on migration and the formation of national identity during the Hamidian and Young Turks era. At Charles University, she teaches courses on the Ottoman and Turkish history and literature. She is also the co-organizer of Middle East Movie Nights and Middle East Lecture Series, both held here at the Faculty of Arts.

Contact information: ebru.akcasu@ff.cuni.cz

Research Interests

  • The social and legal history of the late Ottoman state
  • Nationalism and migration studies
  • Nineteenth and the early-twentieth century literature

Selected Publications

“Migrants to Citizens: An Evaluation of the Expansionist Features of Hamidian Ottomanism, 1876 – 1909,” Die Welt Des Islams 56 (3/4): 338 – 414.

„Letters to the Author: Late-Ottoman Debates About Equality Between the Sexes, an Extract from Halil Hamid’s Müsavat-ı Tamme.“ The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research, Vol. 9 (20015/16): 68-72.

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