Publications

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The Dragoman Renaissance: Diplomatic Interpreters and the Routes of Orientalism. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, forthcoming.

◘ Brokering Empire: Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011.

İmparatorluk simsarlari: Venedik ile İstanbul Arasında Mekik Dokuyanlar (Turkish translation of Brokering Empire). Trans. Ebru Kılıç. Istanbul: Koç University Press, 2016.

Edited volumes:

The Politics of Boycotts. Radical History Review 134 (May 2019). (co-edited with Andrew Zimmerman)

Articles and chapters:

◘ “Accounting for Gifts: The Poetics and Pragmatics of Material Circulations in Venetian-Ottoman Diplomacy.” In Cultures of Empire: Rethinking Venetian Rule, 1400–1700. Essays in Honour of Benjamin Arbel. Eds. Georg Christ and Franz-Julius Morche. Leiden: Brill, 2020, pp. 414-454. DOI: 10.1163/9789004428874_017

◘ “Who Counts? Ottomans, Early Modernity, and Trans-Imperial Subjecthood.” Early Modern Ottomans, special issue of Journal of Turkish Studies 7, 1 (2020): 58-60.DOI: 10.2979/jottturstuass.7.1.18

◘ “Introduction.” The Politics of Boycotts. Eds. E. Natalie Rothman and Andrew Zimmerman. Radical History Review 134 (May 2019): 1-24. (Co-authored with Andrew Zimmerman)

◘ “Afterword: Intermediaries, Mediation, and Cross-Confessional Diplomacy in the Early Modern Mediterranean.” Cross-Confessional Diplomacy and Diplomatic Intermediaries in the Early Modern Mediterranean World. Eds. Tijana Krstic and Maartje van Gelder. Special issue of Journal of Early Modern History 19, 2-3 (2015): 245-259.

“Dragomans and ‘Turkish Literature’: The Making of a Field of Inquiry.” In Minorities, Intermediaries and Middlemen in the Ottoman Empire. Ed. Nicola Melis. Special issue of Oriente Moderno 93, 2 (2013): 390-421.

◘ “Visualizing a Space of Encounter: Intimacy, Alterity, and Trans-Imperial Perspective in an Ottoman-Venetian Miniature Album.” Other Places: Ottomans Traveling, Seeing, Writing, Drawing the World. Essays in Honor of Thomas D. Goodrich, Part II. Eds. Baki Tezcan and Gottfried Hagen. Special issue of Osmanlı Araştırmaları / Journal of Ottoman Studies 40 (2012): 39-80.

◘ “Contested Subjecthood: Runaway Slaves in Early Modern Venice.” Quaderni Storici 139, 2 (2012): 425-442.

◘ “Afterword.” Things not easily believed: Introducing the Early Modern Relation. Eds. Thomas V. Cohen and Germaine Warkentin. Special issue of Renaissance and Reformation/ Renaissance et Réforme, 34, 1-2: 237-243.

◘ “Narrating Conversion and Subjecthood in the Venetian-Ottoman Contact Zone.” In The Turn of the Soul: Representations of Religious Conversion in Early Modern Art and Literature. Eds. Harald Hendrix, Todd Richardson and Lieke Stelling. Leiden: Brill, 2012, pp. 109-150.

◘ “Conversion and Convergence in the Venetian-Ottoman Borderlands.” Identity and Religion in the Medieval and Early Modern Mediterranean. Ed. John J. Martin.  Special issue of Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. 41, 3 (2011): 601-634.

◘ “Genealogies of Mediation: ‘Culture Broker’ and Imperial Governmentality.”  In Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline. Eds. Edward Murphy, David W. Cohen and others. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2010, pp. 67-79.

◘ “Self-Fashioning in the Mediterranean Contact Zone: Giovanni Battista Salvago and his Africa overo Barbaria (1625).” In Renaissance Medievalisms. Ed. Konrad Eisenbichler. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2009, pp. 123-143.

◘ “Interpreting Dragomans: Boundaries and Crossings in the Early Modern Mediterranean.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 51, 4 (October 2009): 771-800.

◘ “Becoming Venetian: Conversion and Transformation in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean.” Mediterranean Historical Review 21, 1 (June 2006): 39-75.

Encyclopedia Entries:

◘ “Dragomans.” In Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies. Ed. Franz Pöchhacker. London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 119-124.

◘ “Jeunes de Langues.” In Routledge Encyclopedia of Interpreting Studies. Ed. Franz Pöchhacker. London: Routledge, 2015, pp. 217-220.

Manuscripts in Preparation:

◘ The Dragoman Renaissance: Diplomatic Interpreters and the Routes of Orientalism. [Forthcoming with Cornell University Press]

◘ “Towards Early Modern Archivality: The Perils of Comparative History in the Age of Neo-Eurocentrism.” Co-authored with G. Burak & H. Ferguson [research article]

◘ “Translating Ottoman Language Ideology: Dragomans, the Ottoman Synthesis, and Oriental Philology.” [research article]