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Yigit Akin Associate Professor Department of History

Yigit Akin

Associate Professor
504-862-8616
Hebert 215A

Education

PhD, Ohio State, 2011

Biography

Yigit Akin specializes in History of the Islamic World and Modern Middle East.

Selected Publications

Books

When the War Came Home: The Ottomans' Great War and the Devastation of an Empire (Stanford University Press, 2018)

Gürbüz ve Yavuz Evlatlar: Erken Cumhuriyette Beden Terbiyesi ve Spor [Robust and Vigorous Children: Physical Education and Sports in Early Republican Turkey](Iletisim Yayinlari, 2004). (2nd ed., 2014; 3rd ed., 2018).

Articles and Book Chapters

"Seferberlik: Building Up the Ottoman Home Front," in World War I and the End of the Ottomans: From the Balkan Wars to the Armenian Genocide, eds. Hans-Lukas Kieser, Kerem Oktem, and Maurus Reinkowski (I.B. Tauris, 2015), 54-73.

"War, Women, and the State:  The Politics of Sacrifice in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War," Journal of Women's History 29, no. 3 (2014): 12-35.

"Reconsidering State, Party, and Society in Early Republican Turkey:  Politics of Petitioning," International Journal Of Middle East Studies 39, no. 3 (2007): 435-457.

"The Dynamics of Working class Politics in Early Republican Turkey:  Language, Identity, and Experience," International Review of Social History 54, no 17S (2009): 167-188.