About Me

Associate Professor
Email: sates@smu.edu

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. New York University
  • M.A. University of Ankara
  • B.A. Middle East Technical University, Ankara

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 Middle East Studies Association Dissertation Prize in Humanities

Areas of Interest:
Ottoman-Iranian Relations, Kurdish History, Late Ottoman Empire, Sectarianism in the Middle East, Borderlands