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I teach history at Florida State University. I studied at the Universities of Saskatchewan, Toronto, and Oxford before taking my doctorate in history at Princeton. My first book, Identifying with Nationality: Europeans, Ottomans, and Egyptians in Alexandria, was published by Columbia University Press in 2017. In fall 2017, I am a Elizabeth and J. Richardson Dilworth Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study. While there, I am working on a variety of digital projects, including an NEH-funded names database, an undergraduate historical newspaper encoding project, a digital gazetteer of the Ottoman empire, and lessons on linked open databases and ontologies for the Programming Historian.


PhD History, Princeton, 2007.

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