Ebru Akcasu, Ph.D.


Ebru Akcasu is an adjunct lecturer in the School of International Relations and Diplomacy. She holds a Ph.D. in Near and Middle Eastern Studies (SOAS, University of London), an M.A. in the History of the Modern Middle East (SOAS, University of London) and in the History of Modern Europe (California State University, San Francisco) and a B.A. in History (California State University, San Jose). Much of her current research focuses on migration and national identity formation in the late Ottoman Empire. She joined the AAU in 2015 and advises B.A. and M.A. theses relevant to her field and offers courses that introduce students to the history of the Near and Middle East.


History of the Modern Middle East, Nationalism(s), Migration

Publications & Other Activities

  • Akcasu, A. Ebru. “Migrants to Citizens: An Evaluation of the Expansionist Features of Hamidian Ottomanism, 1876 – 1909.” Die Welt des Islams 56, 3/4 (2016): 388-414.
  • Akcasu, A. Ebru. “Letters to the Author: Late-Ottoman Debates About Equality Between the Sexes, an Extract from Halil Hamid’s Müsavat-ı Tamme.” SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research 9 (2015/16): 68-72.

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