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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 F. Schull is a two-time Fulbright scholar to Turkey. His publications include Prisons in the Late Ottoman Empire: Microcosms of Modernity (EUP, 2014), three co-edited volumes: Living in the Ottoman Realm: Sultans, Subjects, and Elites (IUP, 2016); Law and Legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire & Republic of Turkey (IUP, 2016); and Subjects of Ottoman International Law (IUP, 2020); and numerous journal articles and book chapters. He is also book series editor for Edinburgh Studies on the Ottoman Empire (Edinburgh University Press) and the former editor of the Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (JOTSA) from 2013-18. 

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 and Palestinian History, missiology and forced migration in the MENA region.


  • 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
  • Missiology
  • Forced migration
  • Middle East and North African diaspora communities

Teaching Interests

  • History of the Ottoman Empire
  • Israel and Palestine
  • Modern Middle East
  • World War I and the Middle East
  • Revolution in the modern Middle East
  • Forced migration and refugees in the Middle East
  • Immigration and refugee resettlement


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

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