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Contact Information
3326 Turlington Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: (352) 294-7143
Fax: (352) 392-8966

Curriculum Vitae

Emrah Sahin is a transnational historian focusing on how political forces relate to social exchanges taking place within and beyond national borders. Exploring how Muslims treat non-Muslims, his first project resulted in a recent book, Faithful Encounters: Authorities and American Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire. He is now working on globally-oriented Muslim views of ethnicity, equality, and morality. This project includes a localizing narrative of ongoing debates over secularism and a critical study of six travelers who told world Muslims about Europe and America. Professor Sahin is a senior lecturer at the University of Florida, where he is teaching global religion, religious violence, Islam, Europe, US in the Middle East, Mediterranean world, world cities, Muslim migrations, Turkey, and the Ottoman Empire.

Selected Publications

  • Faithful Encounters: Authorities and American Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire. Part of the McGill-Queen’s Studies in the History of Religion Series. Chicago, Kingston, London, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2018
  • “Sultan’s America: Lessons from Ottoman Encounters with the United States.” Journal of American Studies of Turkey 39 (2014): 55-76
  • “Ottoman Society.” In Andrea Stanton et al., eds, Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. California: SAGE, 2012, vol. I, 185-90
  • “Construction of National Identities in Early Republics: A Comparison of the American and Turkish Cases.” The Journal of the Historical Society 10 (December 2010): 507-31 (co-authored with Timothy M. Roberts)
  • “Home Away from Home: Early Turkish Migration to the United States Reflected in the Lives of Bayram Mehmet and HazimVasfi.” In Kemal Karpat and Deniz Balgamış, eds, Turkish Migration to the United States: From Ottoman Times to the Present. Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press, 2008, 87-101

Courses Offered

  • Global and International Focus: International Studies Perspectives || Greece, Turkey, and the World (co-taught) || Senior Research Seminar in International Studies
  • Islamic/Middle Eastern Studies: History of God (scheduled seminar) || Terror and Islam || Islam and Turkey || Contours of Ottoman History || Muslim Migrations || US in the Middle East || Money and the Bible
  • European/Turkish Area-Studies: European Experience (co-taught) || History of Turks || Turkey and Europe || European Union
  • Language and Literature Focus: Turkish Language (beginning to advanced levels) || Themes in Turkish || Ottoman Literature || A City of Two Tales: Istanbul