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Kent F. Schull

Associate Professor; Director/CMENAS; TRIP Courtesy Title

History; Center for Middle East and North Africa Studies; Translation Research and Instruction Program (TRIP)


Kent Schull was a twice Fulbright scholar to Turkey whose publications include Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity (EUP, 2014), two co-edited volumes: Living in the Ottoman Realm: Sultans, Subjects, and Elites (IUP, 2016) and Law and Legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire & Republic of Turkey (IUP, 2016), as well as several articles and book chapters. He is currently serving as the editor of the Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (JOTSA) and the book series editor for Edinburgh Studies on the Ottoman Empire. His research and teaching interests include the social and cultural history of the Ottoman Empire and modern Middle East, criminal justice, Middle East Diaspora Studies, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, and the Middle East Refugee Crisis.


  • PhD, MA, University of California-Los Angeles
  • MSt, Oxford University
  • BA, Brigham Young University

Research Interests

  • History of the Ottoman Empire
  • Modern Middle East History
  • Palestine-Israel
  • Turkey
  • Criminal Justice in the Middle East

Teaching Interests

  • History of the Ottoman Empire
  • Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
  • 20th Century Middle East
  • World War I and the Middle East
  • Revolution in the Modern Middle East
  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict


  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2017-18)

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