Nicole Crisp

Ph.D. Student, Middle Eastern History

I am a first-year PhD student in Middle Eastern History. Most recently, I graduated with Master's degree in History from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. My Master's thesis, "Out of Obscurity: John F. T. Keane's Late Nineteenth Century Hajj," focused on the Meccan pilgrimage of John F. T. Keane, a Christian British sailor, with an emphasis on the tourist nature of European travel and travel literature about the Arabian Peninsula in the later half of the nineteenth century. Prior to that, I recieved Bachelor's degrees in History and Anthropology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

My research interests focus on trans-imperial cultural contacts in the early modern Mediterranean, specializing in Europeans in the Ottoman Empire. Currently, I am investigating the cross-cultural connections that were fostered between the British and Ottoman Empires as the result of the British Levant Company's trade in the Middle East.