A. Holly Shissler

Associate Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish History
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Pick Hall 215


Ph.D. History, University of California-Los Angeles.

Special Interests

Ottoman History, History of the Early Turkish Republic, Modern Middle Eastern History, Nationalism, Intellectual History

Comparative Studies In South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East: special issue on sex, gender, and family structure, vol. 24, no. 1. (guest edited) and including my article “Beauty is Nothing to Be Ashamed of: Beauty Contests as Tools of Women’s Liberation in Early Republican Turkey,” Between Two Empires: Ahmet A¤aoglu and the New Turkey. I. B. Tauris, 2003.

"The Turkish World," translation and brief introduction to the article by Ahmet Aghayev. Forthcoming in The Modern Middle East Source Book,Camron Amin, Benjamin Fortna, and Elizabeth Frierson, eds., under the auspices of the NEH National Education Project. Forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2006.

"Students Abroad in Late Ottoman Times." In Religion and Society in the Middle East: Essays in Honor of Nikki R. Keddie, edited by Beth Baron and Rudi Matthee. Mazda Press, 2000.

"Atatürk." In The Encyclopedia of Political Revolutions, Congressional Quarterly Publishers, 1998.

Extended review of Cele C. Otnes and Elizabeth H. Pleck, Cindarella Dreams: the Allure of the
Lavish Wedding (University of California Press, 2003). Forthcoming in The Journal of Women’s
Studies, 2006.

Combined review of Fedwa Malti-Douglas, Medicines of the Soul: Female Bodies and Sacred
Geographies in a Transnational Islam (University of California Press, 2001), Anne Sofie Roald,
Women in Islam: The Western Experience (Routlege, 2001), and Jonas Svensson, Women’s Human
Rights in Islam: A Study of Three Attempts at Accommodation (Lund Studies in History of Religions,
2000). Signs: Autumn 2005.

Keddie-Balzan Fellow, Department of History, UCLA September 2005-June 2006

The American Research Institute in Turkey/National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for
Research in Turkey, March-September, 2003

The Franke Institute for the Humanities Faculty Fellowship, Fall and Winter Quarters 2002-03

The American Council of Learned Societies/ Library of Congress Fellowship in International Studies,
2002-03 (declined)

University Senate Research Committee Award, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Summer 1996.

Ottoman and Turkish Studies