Ohannes Kilicdagi

Dumanian Visiting Associate Professor

Ohannes Kılıçdağı, after having double major BA degrees from sociology and political science departments of Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, continued to his doctoral studies at the department of history of the same university. He was a research fellow at the Near Eastern Studies of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2012-2013. He earned his PhD in 2014 with his dissertation titled, “Socio-political Reflections and Expectations of the Ottoman Armenians after the 1908 Revolution: Between Hope and Despair”. Between 2003 and 2017, he lectured at Istanbul Bilgi University Sociology Department on social and political history of the late Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey. From 2017 to 2019 he was a post-doc fellow at the Center for the Middle Eastern Studies of Harvard University. He was appointed as Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor at Middle Eastern South Asian and African Studies (MESAAS) at the Columbia University for Spring 2020. Meanwhile, he was research affiliate at History Department of MIT in 2019-2020 academic year. He was Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies at California State University, Fresno in Fall 2020.

His special interests are the history of non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey, intercommunal relations in multi-ethnoreligious societies, citizenship and minorities, the history of citizenship and military service, historical sociology, philosophy of history. He has been writing a column in Agos, an Istanbul bilingual weekly Armenian newspaper since 2011.