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Sabri Ates

Associate Professor
Modern Middle East

Dallas Hall Room 65
214-768-2968

http://faculty.smu.edu/sates/Sabri_Ates/About_Me.html

Educational Background 

Ph.D. New York University
BA Middle East Technical University

Ph.D. Thesis

“Empires at the Margins: Towards a History of the Ottoman-Iranian Borderland and the Borderland Peoples,” New York University, MEIS-History, 2006.

Awards and Services

  • 2012 Fellow for the Texas Project for Human Rights Education 
  • Koc University, RCAC Senior Residential Fellowship, 2009-2010 
  • ARIT, Juokowsky Family Foundation John Freely Fellowship, 2009-10 
  • University Research Council Grant, 2009-2010 
  • Middle East Studies Association, Malcolm H. Keer Dissertation Award, 2006 
  • HOPE Teaching Award, SMU, 2006 
  • SCOS Fellowship, Cambridge University, England, 2000 
  • Dean's Pre-Dissertation Fellowship, New York University 
  • Dissertation Fellowship, ARIT (American Research Institute in Turkey) 

Books and Essays

  • The Sheikh Ubeidullah Rebellion. Book manuscript in preparation. 
  • “In the name of the Caliph and the Nation: The Sheikh Ubeidullah Rebellion of 1880-81” in Iranian Studies,  (2014), Vol. 47, No. 5, 735-798.
  • Ottoman-Iranian Borderlands: Making a Boundary, 1843-1914, 2013, Cambridge University Press. 
  • Tunalı Hilmi Bey: Osmanlıdan Cumhuriyete Bir Aydın (Tunalı Hilmi Bey: An Intellectual Journey From the Empire to the Republic), Istanbul: Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları, 2009. 
  • "Bones of Contention: Corpse Traffic and Iranian-Ottoman Rivalry in Iraq," Comparative Studies of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 30, 3 (2010): 512-532 (Persian translation by Nazli Kamvari, in Irannameh 26, no. 1-2, pp. 1-30). 
  • "Oryantalizm ve Bizim Doğu" (Orientalism and Our East), Doğudan, Vol. 1, Issue 1, September 2007. 
  • "The Ottoman Archives as a source for the Study of Qajar Iran," Iranian Studies, Volume 37, number 3, September 2004, pp. 499-509. (Persian translation by Nasrollah Salehi in Iranian Contemporary Historical Studies (Fasinameh-e Tarikh-e Moaser-e Iran), No. 35/pp.79-96. 

Last updated 08/14