A lecture by Michelle Campos, University of Florida
Dr. Michelle Campos is an Assistant Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of Florida. She earned her PhD in 2003 from Stanford University, and taught in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University from 2003-2006. Dr. Campos’s first book, Ottoman Brothers: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Early-Twentieth Century Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2011), explores the development of Ottoman collective identity in the aftermath of the July 1908 Ottoman revolution, tracing how Muslims, Christians, and Jews defined, practiced, and contested the contours of imperial citizenship and local belonging. Ottoman Brothers is the winner of the National Jewish Book Award in Sephardic Culture and the Yonatan Shapiro Award for Best Book in Israel Studies, awarded by the Association for Israel Studies. A Turkish-language translation entitled Osmanlı Kardeşler is scheduled to appear later in 2012.
Dr. Campos is currently working on two new projects. The first engages questions of religious reform, political theory, and inter-communal relations, focusing on the works of a prominent Ottoman religious scholar and public intellectual. The second project is an extended study of community and social networks in 19th and 20th century Jerusalem.
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