- Research Program Mentor
PhD at Georgetown University
Middle East, Russian history, Islam, colonialism, legal studies, law, world history, European history, digital humanities
BioMy passion is in the history of law and empire. I wrote my dissertation on the transformation of law and legal practice in the colonial contexts of Crimea following the Russian annexation of the peninsula. Research for my dissertation project took me to the archives in Russia, Turkey, and Egypt. I personally love traveling, learning languages, and reading novels set in places I plan to visit.
Life Stories through Court Records
In my project, we will read court records from the past to understand the litigants and the social context in which they lived. We will use these primary sources to construct a narrative about the characters and societies we are studying together.
Exploring History through digital projects
In this project, we will select a certain period or region and explore existing digital projects that scholars are undertaking at the current moment. In parallel with this careful analysis of digital historiography, we will conduct a digital project of our own.