Ali Yaycioglu is an associate professor of history at Stanford University. His research centers on transformations of economic, political, and legal institutions and practices, as well as ideas about social order, life, and death in the Ottoman Empire during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Professor Yaycioglu’s book, Partners of the Empire: Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions (Stanford University Press 2016) offers a radical rethinking of the Ottoman Empire within the global context of the evolutionary age in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Born and raised in Ankara, Turkey, Ali Yaycioglu studies Ottoman History at Bilkent University in Ankara and Arabic and Islamic legal history at McGill University in Montreal. Yaycioglu completed his Ph.D. in History and Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard in 2008. After his Ph.D., Yaycioglu carried out post-doctoral study in Hellenic Studies at Princeton. He joined the History Department at Stanford in 2011. Professor Yaycioglu is also an associate member of the Centre d’études turques, ottomans, balkaniques et centrasiatiques at L’École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris.