About Ali Atabey
Ali Atabey is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Arizona specializing in 17th-century Ottoman and Middle East history with a specific interest in world historical and interdisciplinary approaches. He received his MA from Sabanci University in Istanbul with a thesis that analyzed the link between legal credibility and components of status ranging from occupational to economic status, to knowledge, and to piety in Ottoman legal culture during the early modern period. Ali’s broad interests include the early modern Mediterranean, cross-cultural and cross-religious interactions, geohistory, and socio-legal history. He received an SSRC Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship in 2015, enabling him to do archival research in Ottoman archives in Istanbul, and recently received The Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF), which will allow him to conduct archival research in Istanbul, London, and Paris during the 2016-17 academic year for his dissertation project on the sociocultural aspects of the early modern Ottoman-European interactions.