Middle East Studies

Ohannes Kılıçdağı

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

Ohannes Kılıçdağı, after completeing double major BA degrees from sociology and political science departments of Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey; continued to his doctoral studies at the department of history of the same university. He joined the research fellows of the Near Eastern Studies of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2012-2013. He received his PhD in 2014 with his dissertation titled “Socio-political Reflections and Expectations of the Ottoman Armenians after the 1908 Revolution: Between hope and Despair”. From 2003 to 2017, he extensively lectured at İstanbul Bilgi University Sociology Department on social and political history of the late Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey as well as history of Ottoman-Turkish social and political thought. His special interests are inter-communal interaction in multi-ethnoreligious societies, citizenship and minorities, non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire, the history of citizenship and military service, historical sociology, philosophy of history. He is currently one of the visiting fellows at the Center for the Middle Eastern Studies of Harvard.