Yaşar Tolga Cora is a historian of the late Ottoman period with a focus on the social and cultural history of the Armenian communities. He has published on various topics including labor history of Armenians, Armenian soldiers in the Ottoman Army, and Armenian socialist publications. His current research is on the Armenians’ role in the commodification of Ottoman textiles and their transformation into identity markers in the late nineteenth century.
Dr. Cora received his PhD from NELC in 2016 with his dissertation, “Transforming Erzurum/Karin: The Social and Economic History of a Multi-Ethnic Ottoman City in the Nineteenth Century”. After graduating from the University of Chicago, Dr. Cora was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann arbor in 2016-2017. Since then, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.
In 2022 Dr. Cora was awarded Young Scientist Award (BAGEP) in the field of History by the Science Academy (Bilim Akademisi) of Turkey. He is currently the chief editor of Tarih Vakfı Press and co-editor of the journal Toplumsal Tarih Akademi.