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