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Faculty Bio

Bein, Amit

Bein, Amit

Position
Associate Professor; Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in History

Contact
Office: 202 Hardin Hall
Phone: 864/656-3153
Email: abein@clemson.edu

Education
Ph.D., Princeton University (2006)

Professor Bein, an expert on late Ottoman history and the early Turkish Republic, teaches courses on the history of the modern Middle East.

His first book, Ottoman Ulema, Turkish Republic: Agents of Change and Guardians of Tradition (Stanford University Press, 2011; Turkish translation: Osmanli Ulemasi ve Turkiye Cumhuriyeti, Kitap Yayinevi, 2013), explores intellectual debates and political movements within the religious establishment during the closing years of the Ottoman empire and the early decades of the Turkish republic.

His second book, Kemalist Turkey and the Middle East: International Relations in the Interwar Period (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), examines the engagement and multifaceted ties between Turkey and the Middle East during the period between the two world wars.

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Kemalist Turkey and the Middle East: International Relations in the Interwar Period (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Osmanli Ulemasi ve Turkiye Cumhuriyeti (Kitap Yayinevi, 2013).

Ottoman Ulema, Turkish Republic: Agents of Change and Guardians of Tradition (Stanford University Press, 2011).

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

“The Ulama and Political Activism in the Late Ottoman Empire: The Career of Şeyhülislam Mustafa Sabri Efendi (1869-1954),” in Meir Hatina, ed., Guardians of Faith in Modern Times: Ulama in the Middle East (2008), pp. 67-90.

“The Istanbul Earthquake of 1894 and Science in the Late Ottoman Empire,”Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 44 vi (2008), pp. 909-924.

“A ‘Young Turk’ Islamic Intellectual: Filibeli Ahmed Hilmi and the Diverse Intellectual Legacies of the Late Ottoman Empire,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 39 iv (2007), pp. 607-625.

“Politics, Military Conscription, and Religious Education in The Late Ottoman Empire,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 38 ii (2006), pp. 283-301.