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Department of History
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0104
La Jolla , California , 92093-0104
(858) 534-1071
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Curriculum Vitae

Hasan Kayali teaches the history of the Middle East in the Islamic period. He studied at Harvard University, where he received his B.A. in Government (1978) and doctorate in History and Middle Eastern Studies (1988). He has written on the administration of Arab provinces in the late Ottoman Empire and nationalism and rival ideologies during the transition from empire to nation-states.


  1. Arabs and Young Turks: Ottomanism, Arabism, and Islamism in the Second Constitutional Period of the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1918. Berkeley: University of California Press, (1997). In translation: Jön Türkler ve Araplar, tr. Türkan Yöney. Istanbul: Tarih Vakf2 Yurt Yay2nlar2 (1998).
  2. Al-harakah al-qawmiyah al-'arabiyah bi 'uyun 'uthmaniyah, tr. Fadil Jatkar. Damascus: Qadmus Press (2003).
  3. Empire to Nation: Historical Perspectives on the Making of the Modern World. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, co-edited with Joseph W. Esherick and Eric Van Young (2006).
  4. "Studies in Late Ottoman Islam" (collection of essays) in Archivum Ottomanicum 19 (2001), co-edited with Kevin Reinhart.
  5. “Araplarin 1908 Mesrutiyet Tecrübesi.” Dîvân Disiplinlerarasi Çalismalar Dergisi 13 (2008): 31-45.
  6. "Liberal Practices in the Transformation from Empire to Nation-State: The Rump Ottoman Empire, 1918-1923." The Roots of Liberal Thought in the Eastern Mediterranean, ed. Christoph Schumann (Leiden: Brill, 2008).
  7. "The Independence Struggle."In the Cambridge History of Turkey, vol. 4, edited by Re at Kasaba (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).
  8. "Islam in the Thought and Politics of Two Late Ottoman Intellectuals: Mehmed Akif and Said Halim." Archivum Ottomanicum 19 (2001).
  9. "Wartime Regional and Imperial Integration of Greater Syria."In The Syrian Land: Processes of Integration and Fragmentation in Bilad al-Sham from the 18th to the 20th Century, eds. B. Schäbler and T. Philipp. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1998.
  10. "Elections and the Electoral Process in the Ottoman Empire." International Journal of Middle East Studies 27 (1995): 265-86.
  11. "Jewish Representation in the Ottoman Parliaments." In Jews in the Ottoman Empire, ed. Avigdor Levy, 507-518. Princeton: N.J.: Darwin Press, 1994.
  12. "Greater Syria under Ottoman Constitutional Rule: Ottomanism, Arabism, Regionalism." In The Syrian Land in the 18th and 19th Century, ed. Thomas Philipp, 27-41. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1992.

Current Research

  • Transformation of Middle Eastern political identities from empire to nation-states.
  • Turkish war of independence, 1918-1922.
  • The 1908 Young Turk Revolution and the Arab world.

Courses Taught

HINE 114 History of the Islamic Middle East, 600-1800.
HINE 116 The Middle East in the Age of Empire.
HINE 118 The Middle East in the Twentieth Century.
HINE 127 History of Modern Turkey.
HINE 166 Nationalism in the Middle East.
HINE 186/286 Special Topics in Middle Eastern history.
HINE 257 Readings in the History of the Modern Middle East.