Ali Atabey, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, History

Ali Atabey, Ph.D.



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Research area: 17th-Century Ottoman Social and Cultural History, Middle East History, and Mediterranean History

Ali Atabey, Assistant Professor of History, specializes in Ottoman, Middle Eastern, and early modern Mediterranean history. Dr. Atabey’s broad interests include cross-cultural and cross-religious interactions and socio-legal history.

He received an SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship in 2015 and a Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) in 2016, which allowed him to conduct archival research in Turkey, the United Kingdom, and France for his dissertation project. He earned his doctoral degree at the University of Arizona with a dissertation entitled “Crossing Borders in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Identity, Religion, and Space in Seventeenth-Century Ottoman Galata.” He is currently configuring his dissertation into a book. Some of the courses he teaches at UTSA include Introduction to Islamic Civilization, The Ottoman Empire, The Modern Middle East, and Piracy and Captivity in the Early Modern Mediterranean.

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