Emrah Sahin

Emrah Sahin
University of Florida | UF · College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ph.D.

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Introduction
Emrah Shaheen (Sahin Ph.D. McGill University) is an instructional associate professor at the University of Florida’s Center for European Studies, a global research fellow in the International Center, an advisory board member of the Center for Global Islamic Studies, and an affiliated faculty member in the History Department and the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship.
Education
August 2005 - June 2012
McGill University
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A riveting and timely narrative of how Muslim authorities treated Christian missionaries in the final age of the Ottoman Empire. By the early twentieth century, there were close to two hundred American missionaries working in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. They came in droves as early as 1830, organizing hundreds of schools, hospitals, printi...
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Selections from a 1924 novella by the Turkish writer Hüseyin Rahmi, depicting women and their husbands discussing time-valued themes in masculinity and civilization as well as the public lives of women. _____ ABSTRACT FOLLOWS _____ Though relatively unknown in the field of literature, Meyhanede Hanımlar (Women in a Tavern) is a culturally significa...
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Focusing on violent Ottoman contexts, this study explores state behavior, charts criminal taxonomy, and contributes to the state-outlaw paradigm an analytical conduit through which to explain state responses to the outlaws on discursive and institutional levels. At the center of this study are several cases that demonstrate the engagement of local...
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This is a paper about how and why cultural politics mattered in early U.S.-Turkish relations. Little known cases, memoirs, and personal histories — along with imperial, provincial, and judicial records gathered from the Istanbul archives — provide the core evidence for the paper. It examines Ottoman encounters with the U.S. during the reign of Abdu...
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In this volume edited by Funda Güven and Emrah Sahin titled, Pedagogies, Challenges, and Cultural Intersections in the Turkic World: Proceedings of the AATT Conference and the ADES International Symposium, we raise important and relevant issues relating to language pedagogies and policies, curriculum design and delivery, and specific cases related...
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Revised translation of Faithful Encounters with new introduction
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Amerikalı misyonerlerin Osmanlı Devleti sınırlarındaki faaliyetlerini incelemek, İslam ve Hristiyan dünyası ilişkilerine dair yaygın kabuller hakkında bize ne anlatır? Osmanlı Devleti sınırları dahilindeki misyoner varlığını tespit, teftiş ve tahdid etmek amacıyla hangi yöntemlere başvurmuş, bu süreç aktörler arasında ne gibi gerilimlere yol açmışt...
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In focalizing interactive skills through technological tools, second language instructors treat the efforts for listening comprehension as subservient to the efforts for speaking capability. The existing tools and choices notwithstanding, the listening matter merits pedagogical study in its own right. This paper prompts language instructors to prop...
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“I come from a poor family. The only way for me to go upwards was the way of education. I consider myself an old-fashioned intellectual and a new-brand transdisciplinary historian. That is what McGill gave me. I enjoy life but also like to be engaged -- be present in what I do.” A career-bound interview with McGill University, originally published...
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Drawing on sources from Europe to Turkey and Armenia, Antaramian’s book develops a working attempt at placing Armenians in a context in which the state’s legal turn supplanted the vision of a separate and unequal tolerance toward minorities. This is a book that weaves authentic evidence by applying relevant tools like social capital theory. However...
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ON-LINE delivery is not the in-person instruction so commonplace to the living generations of our species. Call it direct, immersive, natural, proficiency, structural, task based, or something else. It’s the whole range of available methods that emerge and are invested in real time, conveying subject matter to generations from boomers to x, y, and...
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Huddled Arabs in the Americas: A Review of Stacy Fahrenthold's Book on Syrian & Lebanese Migrants in Argentina, Brazil & the US
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A report on the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Conference. In American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages Newsletter (June 2019): 9-10
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American Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire: A Conceptual Metaphor Analysis of Missionary Narrative, 1820–1898. By Hami İnan Gümüş. Histoire Series 109. Bielefeld: Transkript, 2017. 259 pp. $40.00 paper. - Volume 88 Issue 2 - Emrah Sahin
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Review of Cemil Aydin's book on the Muslim world
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Overlooked and abandoned in new pedagogical studies, a concurrent use of passive and active listening drills facilitate the acquisition of multiple vital skills as observed in a five-year period of teaching Turkish as a second language at the University of Florida.
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A critical review of Erken's work on US-Turkey relations
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[Collective volume in Turkish at http://www.librakitap.com.tr/content/view/649/219/, its English version is in progress] The existing literature dates the origins of US relations with Turkey and the Middle East generally to the post-World War I context. This vein of scholarship also tends to distort early religious exchanges by attributing a politi...
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[accepted but cancelled due to schedule conflict] In Berlin, October 2010, the German National Soccer Team comfortably defeated the visiting Turkish national squad in a three-nill victory. This was not a normal "home" game for the Germans, however. Spectators of Turkish-descent packed the 74,244 seat stadium. Turkish names could be found on both r...
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In the Balkans, September 1901, the members of Macedonian Revolutionary Committee kidnapped an American missionary named, Ellen Maria Stone. As her ransom, they claimed 110,000 dollars, then settled for $72,500. The United States encountered its first modern hostage crisis with the incident, notoriously known as “Miss Stone Affair.” This incident e...
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Ellen Maria Stone, Makedonya kırsalında bir ihtilalci komita çetesinin elinde Eylül 1901’den Şubat 1902’ye kadar tutsak kalmıştır. Salıverilmesi karşılığında önce 25.000 Osmanlı altın parası fidye istenmiş sonra da yaklaşık yarısı bir bedelle özgürlüğüne kavuşmuştur. “Stone Hanım Hadisesi” Amerika Birleşik Devletlerinin ilk modern rehine krizidir....
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This paper explains post-Ottoman politics in Turkey and Greece by way of looking at the history of the Anatolia College. American Evangelical missionaries established the college in Merzifon, northcentral Anatolia, to teach the impoverished Ottoman subjects, suspended it after the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922), and reopened it in Thessaloniki. The...
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An invited presentation of novel methods in teaching Islam and Europe
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Invited public talk on recent developments in Turkish politics
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Invited public talk on the making of modern Istanbul
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Presentation invited and peer-reviewed, but cancelled due to schedule conflict
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In 1769, the court of Empress Maria Theresia witnessed one of that era's most amazing feats of engineering: a machine that could play chess. Artfully constructed by a Hungarian nobleman named Wolfgang von Kempelen, the chess-machine played a unique game against each opponent, far surpassing the abilities of all its fellow automata. Throughout its e...
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Black Pearl and White Tulip: A History of Ottoman Africa is the end product of a year-long project that involved a dedicated team of administrators, editorial staff, and expert scholars. Throughout history, Turkish presence in Africa registers a bitter, yet significant, account of transnational dialogue between Turks and African nations, the sounds...
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Invited public lecture on Turkish politics
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Review of Sebouh David Aslanian's manuscript on Armenian Merchants across empires.
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Review of Ahmet Yükleyen's book on Turkish Islamic Communities in Germany and the Netherlands
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In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it has never been more important for Americans to understand and appreciate foreign cultures and how people live, love, and learn in areas of the world unfamiliar to most U.S. students and the general public. The four volumes in our cultural sociology reference encyclopedia take a step forward in th...
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In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it has never been more important for Americans to understand and appreciate foreign cultures and how people live, love, and learn in areas of the world unfamiliar to most U.S. students and the general public. The four volumes in our cultural sociology reference encyclopedia take a step forward in th...
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In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it has never been more important for Americans to understand and appreciate foreign cultures and how people live, love, and learn in areas of the world unfamiliar to most U.S. students and the general public. The four volumes in our cultural sociology reference encyclopedia take a step forward in th...
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In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it has never been more important for Americans to understand and appreciate foreign cultures and how people live, love, and learn in areas of the world unfamiliar to most U.S. students and the general public. The four volumes in our cultural sociology reference encyclopedia take a step forward in th...
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Invited presentation on Ottoman politics and American missionaries
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American missionaries made a lasting impact on education and religion in the late Ottoman Middle East. After the 1880s, provincial-level conflicts increased and affected diplomatic relations between the United States and the Ottoman Empire. Much scholarship examines Washington-based papers and missionary collections, depicting—perhaps unconsciously...
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If we study the relationship between the United States and Turkey by comparing their early national development, rather than their direct connections or “entanglements,” we learn more about their similarities. This essay seeks to do this. It assesses the countries’ experiences in nation-building by comparing the development of republican government...
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[Emrah Sahin, trans.] Life and times of the Ottoman sultans for general readership
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American missionaries had a lasting effect on contemporary discussions of education, nationalism and religion in the late Ottoman Middle East. In addition to symbolizing the clash between the local Muslims and others in the nineteenth century, the American missionaries in the region helped shape the discourse of American and Ottoman diplomatic and...
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Review of the volume, Muslim Minorities in the West: Visible and Invisible, Yvonne Haddad and Jane Smith, eds.
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Review of Jane Mayer's The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals
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Review of From Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning, by Jonah Goldberg
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Review of Arnold Reisman's book, Turkey’s Modernization: Refugees from Nazism and Atatürk’s Vision
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Review of Barrack Obama's book, The Audacity of Hope
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Review of Theft of History by Jack Goody
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Review of How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed, by Slavenka Drakulic
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Review of Democracy by the People: the Elusive Kerala Experience, by M. P. Parameswaran
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Review of Reg Whitaker's Double Standard: The Secret History of Canadian Immigration
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Review of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War, and the Roots of Terror, by Mahmood Mamdani
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Book Summary. This is the first attempt to present a comprehensive picture of immigration to the United States from the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey, consisting of historical overviews, case studies of recent Turkish immigrants' adaptation to contemporary American life and their attitudes towards Islam, and essays on sources. [This ch...
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An analysis of "Islam in America" through the lens of an Ottoman Muslim traveler.
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Review of The Dynamics of Global Dominance: European Overseas Empires, by David Abernethy
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Review of The Arab-Israeli Conflict, by Kirsten Schulze
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This article examines the American Protestant missions as a distinct sociocultural phenomenon in an effort to situate the American missionary experience in the Near East in scholarly and complicated context. To begin with, and contrary to the existing scholarship, this essay argues that the missions of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreig...
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Kitap, eğitim, bilim, sanat, edebiyat, mimari, musiki ve sosyal hayat boyutlarıyla Anadolu’da yeşeren İslâm medeniyetini tanıtıcı içerikte hazırlanmıştır. Kitap, medeniyetler beşiği olan Anadolu’nun İslâm medeniyetine ait eserler bakımından da son derece zengin olduğunu hem yazınsal hem de görsel bir şölen eşliğinde sunmaktadır. Kitabın hazırlık aş...
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Kitap, eğitim, bilim, sanat, edebiyat, mimari, musiki ve sosyal hayat boyutlarıyla Anadolu’da yeşeren İslâm medeniyetini tanıtıcı içerikte hazırlanmıştır. Kitap, medeniyetler beşiği olan Anadolu’nun İslâm medeniyetine ait eserler bakımından da son derece zengin olduğunu hem yazınsal hem de görsel bir şölen eşliğinde sunmaktadır. Kitabın hazırlık aş...
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[in Turkish] Kitap, eğitim, bilim, sanat, edebiyat, mimari, musiki ve sosyal hayat boyutlarıyla Anadolu’da yeşeren İslâm medeniyetini tanıtıcı içerikte hazırlanmıştır. Kitap, medeniyetler beşiği olan Anadolu’nun İslâm medeniyetine ait eserler bakımından da son derece zengin olduğunu hem yazınsal hem de görsel bir şölen eşliğinde sunmaktadır. Kitabı...
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This thesis introduces a history of evangelical American Protestant missionary experience in Ottoman Istanbul during the nineteenth century. It argues that the New England Puritan heritage from the eighteenth century determined the scope and objectives of American missionaries in the Ottoman Empire although the missionaries sometimes disagreed with...

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