Early Modern Statecraft, Ethics and Moral Issues, Evolution of Muslim Societies, Legal History, Middle East, Ottoman History
Selected Research and Publications
The Proper Order of Things: Language, Power and Law in Ottoman Administrative Discourses, Stanford University Press, 2018 release date
“From Hyperbole to Bureaucracy: Ottoman and Habsburg Courtly Rivalries,” In Iacobus: Revista de Estudios Jacobeos Y Medievales, memorial issue for Louis Cardaillac (Issue 33-34, 2015), 265-90.
Current book project: Archiving Empires: Monuments to Universalism in Early Modern Habsburg and Ottoman Courts
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).
"Paths Through the Archives: Research as Storytelling," La Sierra University, 2007
Selected Awards and Affiliations
Editor, Review of Middle East Studies
Associate Editor, International Journal of Islamic Architecture
American Council of Learned Societies Faculty Fellow, 2014-2015
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