Emrah Sahin



Emrah Sahin
University of Florida
3326B Turlington Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611

(352) 294-7143

Office Hours

Tues.: 10:40 am – 1:40 pm

Also by appointment.

Emrah Sahin (Ph.D., McGill University, 2012) is the Turkish Studies Program Director and lecturer at the University of Florida’s Center for European Studies. His research and teaching focus on Turkish and Muslim encounters with the Wider World since the 19th century. His coming monograph, Faithful Encounters: Imperial State, American Missionaries, and Public Order in the Ottoman Empire, analyzes the production of a bureaucratic discourse on American Evangelical missionary activity in Ottoman lands. His next project, envisaged as a book within the next three years, will examine European influence on early Turkish conservatism and its implications for the making of Modern Turkish-Islamist identity. Sahin edited volumes on early U.S.-Turkish relations and Ottoman administration in Africa, and published articles in the International Journal of Turkish Studies, the Journal of American Studies of Turkey, and the Journal of the Historical Society. His teaching received the Arts Faculty Teaching Award at McGill and competed for the Teacher of the Year award at Florida. His latest article, “Sultan’s America: Lessons from Ottoman Encounters with the United States,” won the Turkish Culture and Art fellowship as best article of the year from the Turkish Cultural Foundation.