Profile: Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular

Assistant Professor

Department of History

Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular received her Ph.D. from the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University specializing in Middle Eastern and Islamic history. Her research focuses on the imperial, cultural, and intellectual history of the Ottoman Empire and Southeastern Europe. Presently, Leyla Amzi-Erdogdular is working on a book manuscript titled Many Lives of Empires that explores Ottoman continuities in Habsburg Bosnia Herzegovina and the imperial imprint on modern state institutions, citizenship and loyalty, and ethnic and religious diversity. She co-chairs the Columbia University Seminar in Ottoman and Turkish Studies and is cofounder of Makam New York, a non-profit organization for Ottoman music and arts.

  • Education

    Ph.D. Columbia University, 2013

  • Awards

    Turkish Cultural Foundation - Organization Project Grant 2016

    Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - Creative Engagement Grants 2014-2016

    American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) - Dissertation Fellowship in East European Studies 2012

    Association for the Study of Nationalities - Best Paper Award Eurasia/Turkey 2011

    Institute of Turkish Studies Research and Dissertation Fellowships 2006 & 2010

    Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellowship 2009

  • Expertise

    Middle East, Balkans, Ottoman Empire, Turkey

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