- Contributors to This Issue
Gábor Ágoston is Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University, where he teaches courses on the Ottoman Empire and the Middle East. His field of research includes Ottoman military, economic, and social history and the comparative study of the Ottoman, Habsburg, and Russian empires in the early modern era. He is the author of Guns for the Sultan: Military Power and the Weapons Industry in the Ottoman Empire (2005) and coauthor of The Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire (2009).
Andreas Kappeler, Professor of East European History at Universität Wien, is the author of The Russian Empire: A Multiethnic History (2001), and the editor of Die Ukraine: Prozesse der Nationsbildung (Ukraine: Process of Nation Building ). He just completed a book on Russian–Ukrainian entangled history, with a focus on the Russian–Ukrainian couple Aleksandra and Petro Yefymenko.
Adeeb Khalid is Jane and Raphael Bernstein Professor of Asian Studies and History at Carleton College. His research focuses on the history of the sedentary societies of Central Asia from the time of the Russian conquest to the present, with a particular interest in transformations of culture and identity as a result of historical change. He is the author most recently of Islam after Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia (2007) and is currently working on a book on Central Asia in the 1920s.
Hans-Lukas Kieser, Dr. phil., is a teacher of modern, in particular Ottoman and post-Ottoman, history at Universität Zürich and the author of The Nearest East: American Millennialism and Mission to the Middle East (2010), editor of Turkey beyond Nationalism: Towards Post-Nationalist Identities (2006), and co-editor (with Dominik J. Schaller) of [End Page 523] Der Völkermord an den Armeniern und die Shoah/The Armenian Genocide and the Shoah (2002). Beside his biographical approaches and researches into the last Ottoman decade, he is currently preparing a history of the modern Transatlantic world and its Eastern Question. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and the University of Michigan.
Ekaterina Pravilova is Assistant Professor of Russian History at Princeton University. A native of St. Petersburg, she received her Ph.D. from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1997. She is the author of Zakonnost´ i prava lichnosti: Administrativnaia iustitsiia v Rossii, vtoraia polovina 19 veka–oktiabr´ 1917 (Legality and Individual Rights: Administrative Justice in Russia, Second Half of the 19th Century–October 1917 ); and Finansy imperii: Den´gi i vlast´ v politike Rossii na natsional´nykh okrainakh, 1801–1917 (Finances of Empire: Money and Power in Russia's National Borderlands, 1801–1917 ). She is currently working on a book-length project on public property in the Russian Empire.
Michael A. Reynolds is Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and the author of Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1908–1918 (2011).
Victor Taki is Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian and European History at Dalhousie University. His relevant publications include "Between Polizeistaat and Cordon Sanitaire: Epidemics and Police Reform during the Russian Occupation of Moldavia and Wallachia, 1828–1834," Ab Imperio, no. 4 (2008): 75–112; and "Moldavia and Wallachia in the Eyes of Russian Observers in the First Half of the 19th Century," East Central Europe/L'Europe du Centre Est: Eine wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift 32, 1–2 (2005): 199–224. He is working on "Tsar and Sultan: The Ottoman Empire under Russian Eyes."
Fariba Zarinebaf is Associate Professor of History at the University of California-Riverside and the author of Crime and Punishment in Istanbul, 1700–1800 (2010). [End Page 524]