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Meyer, James Howard

Assistant Professor
Montana State University


I am an historian of Russia and the Middle East, focusing especially upon incidences of Turkic-Russian contact. My work draws upon sources written in Russian, Ottoman Turkish, and various Turkic languages from the lands of the former USSR to look at issues like human mobility, communication, politics, and cross-cultural interactions in late imperial Russia, the Ottoman Empire, and Turkey. A resident of Istanbul from 1992 to 1999, I received an MA from Princeton's program in Near Eastern Studies in 2001 and a PhD from the Department of History at Brown University in 2007. During the 2007-2008 academic year I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Columbia University. In 2008-2009 I researched in Turkey, Russia, and Georgia under the auspices of fellowships provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. Since August of 2009 I have been working in a tenure-track position in Islamic world history at Montana State University, where I teach classes on the history of Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Turkey, and the Middle East.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Identity/Representation   
Diaspora/Refugee Studies   
Turkish Studies   
Transnationalism   
Ottoman Studies   
19th-21st Centuries   
Comparative   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Ottoman Empire   
Central Asia   
Caucasus   
former Soviet Union   
SPECIALTIES
Migration btwn Russia and the Ottoman Emp   
Muslim Admin in Russian Emp   
Unionist Period in Ottoman Emp, "Panturkism"   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Intermediate)   
Azeri (Advanced)   
French (Advanced)   
German (Elementary)   
Hungarian (Advanced)   
Russian (Fluent)   
Tatar (Fluent)   
Turkish (Fluent)   
EDUCATION
PhD2007HistoryBrown
MA2002HistoryBrown
MA2001NE StdsPrinceton U
BA1991English literatureMcGill University
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James Howard Meyer






United States
jhm2133@gmail.com

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