Associate Professor; Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in History
Office: 202 Hardin Hall
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 Middle East. His book, Ottoman Ulema, Turkish Republic: Agents of Change and Guardians of Tradition (Stanford University Press, forthcoming), explores the intellectual debates and political movements of the religious establishment during the closing years of the empire and the early decades of the republic. Exposing and analyzing division within the religious establishment, this book illuminates the ulema's long-lasting legacies still in evidence in Turkey today.
Selected Professional Works
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.