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Assistant Professor
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:Middle East and Islamic history; Ottoman empire
Biography:Born and raised in Ankara, Turkey, Ergene has published extensively in both in English and Turkish in the field of Ottoman history. He has received numerous awards, including Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Prize awarded by Middle East Studies Association of North America for the best dissertation in the Humanities, the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) Fellowship, The Sydney N. Fisher Graduate Student Paper Prize awarded by the Turkish Studies Association. His publications include his monograph, Local Court, Provincial Society and Justice in the Ottoman Empire: Legal Practice and Dispute Resolution in Cankiri and Kastamonu (1652-1744) (Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2003) as well as many articles in scholarly journals. Ergene received a Bachelor's degree in economics from the Middle East Technical University (METU) and two Master of Science degrees from London School of Economics and Political Science (in economic history) and METU (in economics) before completing his doctoral studies at Ohio State University in 2001.