Heather Ferguson, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise

Middle East, Ethics and Moral Issues, Ottoman History, Middle East, Evolution of Muslim Societies, Early Modern Statecraft, Legal History

Selected Research and Publications

  • Chapter submission "The Circle of Justice and Legal Vocabularies in Ottoman Administrative Genres" for Justice, Statecaft and Law: A New Ottoman Legal History (forthcoming under the editorship of Huricihan Islamoglu)
  • "Occupying the Future." The Tahrir Forum of the Cairo Review (November 29, 2011).
  • "Genres of Power: Constructing a Discourse of Decline in Ottoman Nasihatname." In Osmanli Arastirmalari Dergisi /The Journal of Ottoman Studies (Issue 35, 2010) 81-116.
  • "Reading Kanunname: Law and Governance in the Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Empire." In The International Journal of the Humanities 6 (2007-08).
  • "Property, Language, and Law: Conventions of Social Discourse in Seventeenth-century Tarablus al-Sham." In Beshara Doumani, ed., The Family in Middle Eastern History (New York: SUNY Press, 2002).

Selected Awards and Affiliations

  • Gould Center for Humanistic Studies Faculty Research Grant, Summer 2012
  • al-Falah Dissertation Grant, CMES, UC Berkeley, Fall 2008
  • American Research Institute in Turkey Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2003-2004
  • Ford Foundation Research Grant for Social Science Concepts in Area Studies, Summer 1998

Heather Ferguson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Education: University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Masters of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies, 1999
Department: History
Office Hours:
  Tuesday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  Thursday, 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Email: hferguson@cmc.edu
Phone: (909) 607-3814
Address: Kravis Center 203
Curriculum Vitae: CV

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