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Akin, Yigit

Associate Professor, History
Ohio State University


I am an associate professor of history at Ohio State University. My research interests include social and cultural history of the late Ottoman Empire and early Republican Turkey, with a particular focus on the First World War and its aftermath, war and society, nationalism, gender, and social movements. I am the author of "Robust and Vigorous Children": Physical Education and Sports in Early Republican Turkey (Iletisim, 2004) and, most recently, When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire (Stanford, 2018), which examines the social and cultural dimensions of Ottoman society’s catastrophic experience of the First World War and analyzes the impact of the war on the empire’s civilian population. I co-edit the Ottoman Empire/Middle East section of 1914-1918-online: International Encyclopedia of the First World War.

DISCIPLINE
History
SUB AREAS
World History   
Cultural Studies   
Turkish Studies   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Ottoman Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Turkey   
All Middle East   
Ottoman Empire   
SPECIALTIES
WW I   
War and Society   
Late Ottoman History   
LANGUAGES
Arabic (Intermediate)   
French (Intermediate)   
German (Advanced)   
Turkish (Native)   
English (Fluent)   
EDUCATION
PhD2011HistoryOhio State University
MA2003Ataturk InstBogazici U, Istanbul
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Yigit Akin






Department of History, Ohio State University
342 Dulles Hall
230 Annie & John Glenn Ave.
Columbus, OH
43210
United States
akin.16@osu.edu

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