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Faculty Fellow

Holly Shissler

Associate Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish History University of Chicago


A. Holly Shissler received her A.B. in Anthropology from Vassar College and her Ph.D. in History from UCLA. She specializes in the history of the later Ottoman Empire and early years of the Turkish Republic. Her particular interests are Ottoman and Turkish intellectual history, nationalism, and history of the Ottoman press. She teaches survey courses in modern Middle Eastern history, as well as advanced courses and seminars on the history of the early Turkish Republic, the history of the Ottoman Press, World War I in the Ottoman Empire, nationalism in the Ottoman Empire, and a variety of other topics in late Ottoman history. She is the author of Between Two Empires: Ahmet Agaoglu and the New Turkey (I.B. Tauris, 2003).


Detail of a 19th century map of the Middle East

The Quest for Modern Language Between the Mediterranean and Black Sea, 1820–1948

2021 – 2024