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Kurt, Umit

Post-doctoral Fellow, History
Harvard University


Umit Kurt received his doctoral degree from Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program in the History Department of Clark University. He has written extensively on confiscation of Armenian properties, Armenian Genocide, mass violence, late Ottoman history, Holocaust, early modern Turkish nationalism and Aintab Armenians. His articles have been published in Nations and Nationalism, Middle Eastern Studies, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, The Journal of Genocide Research, Journal of Armenian Studies, Genocide Studies International, The Journal of Culture and Religion, Turkish Studies, Turkish Review and The Journal of Economic and Political Studies. He is the author of the Great, hopeless Turkish race: fundamentals of Turkish nationalism in the Turkish homeland 1911-1916 (Istanbul:?leti?im Publishing House, 2012) and editor of the Revolt and Destruction: Construction of the state from Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic and collective violence (Istanbul: Tarih Vakf? Publishing House, 2015). He teaches history at Sabanc? University in Istanbul and is the author, with Taner Ak├žam, of The spirit of the laws: the plunder of wealth in the Armenian Genocide (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2015).

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
Political Economy   
Turkish Studies   
Historiography   
Nationalism   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Ottoman Studies   
Armenian Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Turkey   
All Middle East   
SPECIALTIES
Political Economy of the "Armenian Question&q   
Analysis of Minds of the historical actors in &quo   
late 19th and early 20th Ottoman history   
LANGUAGES
Turkish (Native)   
English (Fluent)   
German (Elementary)   
Armenian (Advanced)   
French (Intermediate)   
Ottoman (Advanced)   
EDUCATION
DPhil2016HISTORYCLARK UNIVERSITY
MA2007European StudiesSabanci University
BSc2006Political Science and Public AdministrationMiddle East Techical University
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Umit Kurt






38 Kirkland Street
CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES
CAMBRIDGE, MA
02138
United States
Phone:(774) 641-6685
umit_kurt@fas.harvard.edu