Toygun Altintas

Toygun Altintas
Advisor(s): Holly Shissler
Ottoman and Turkish Studies

Academic Bio

Toygun Altintas is a PhD candidate, working on his dissertation titled "Crisis and (Dis)Order: The Armenian Revolutionary Movement and the Hamidian Regime in the Ottoman Empire, 1888-1896". Using Ottoman, British, and Armenian sources, the dissertation focuses on two interrelated developments: Armenian revolutionary politics and practices, and the contemporaneous evolution of policies of suppression and ethno-confessional hierarchicalization in the late Ottoman Empire.


He received his BA in History and Political Science from Williams College in 2008, and his MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Chicago in 2010. His research interests include the history of radicalism, revolutionary movements, minoritization, and authoritarianism.