Ottoman & Turkish Dissertation Reviews

We are delighted to announce another new series on Dissertation Reviews, which is coming in the 2013-2014 season, and welcome three new editors — Amaryllis Logotheti (Panteion University, Athens), Ileana Moroni (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) and Nikos Christofis (Leiden University). This series will bring you friendly, non-critical overviews of recently defended, unpublished dissertations on anything from the history of the Ottoman Empire to contemporary politics and society in Turkey. If you are interested in having your dissertation reviewed, please fill out the Review Application Form. If you are interested in helping out in some other way, please contact The principal contact for Ottoman and Turkish Studies is Amaryllis Logotheti, who can be reached at


Introducing Our New Field Editors

Amaryllis Logotheti is a PhD candidate in contemporary history at Panteion University of Athens. Her dissertation is entitled “Religion and Politics in Greece and Turkey at the beginning of the Cold War: The periodicals Zoe and Büyük Doğu” and focuses on the interaction between state and religion discourse in the public sphere. She received a BA from the University of Cyprus, Turkish Studies Department, and a Masters in European Studies from the European Center for Comparative Government and Public Policy in Berlin. She has published articles on political Islam and presented papers about the role of religion in the Mediterranean world, state anticommunism and the triangle Turkey, Greece, Cyprus. Her research interests include comparative history, political Islam, transition to secularism and Cold War in Europe.


Ileana Moroni is currently completing her PhD in History at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris. She previously studied at the University of Cyprus and Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. Her dissertation, “Imperial Nation: Constructing a Modern Ottoman Political Community in the Aftermath of the 1908 Revolution,” draws on theories of nationalism and citizenship, placing late Ottoman history in broader discussions on empire and on the current issue of a post-national or multicultural citizenship. Her doctoral work was supported by scholarships from Greece’s State Scholarships Foundation and the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. She has published O Ergatis, 1908-1909: Ottomanism, National Economy and Modernization in the Ottoman Empire (Istanbul: Libra Books, 2010) and articles in Tarih ve Toplum, as well as translations from Turkish to Greek and commentaries (in Greek and in Turkish) on current politics and culture.


Nikos Christofis received his PhD from Leiden Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), Leiden University in 2015. His dissertation has the title From Socialism via Anti-Imperialism to Nationalism. EDA – TİP: Socialist Contest over Cyprus. He edited and annotated a Turkish grammar (in Greek), and he is reworking his postgraduate thesis for publication, entitled Demonizing the Other: Greek Views on Turkey during the Asia Minor Campaign, 1919-1922. He has published articles and book reviews in edited volumes and academic journals in Greek, English, Turkish and Spanish. Some of his latest articles are “Lieux de Memoire and the ‘Invention of Resistance’ as Counter-Memory in the Greek and Turkish Left,” and “Turkey, Cyprus and the Arab Uprisings,” both in collected volumes. He is also one of the reviewers and members of the editorial board of the e-journal Athens Journal of History.



Image: Photograph of Istanbul, by our Ottoman and Turkish Studies editors.

Leave a Reply