Director of Graduate Studies, PhD Students, CMES
Acting Director, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Professor Kafadar is interested in the social and cultural history of the Middle East and southeastern Europe in the late medieval/early modern era. He teaches courses on Ottoman history, urban space, popular culture as well as history and cinema. His recent publications include “How Dark is the History of the Night, How Black the Story of Coffee, How Bitter the Tale of Love: the Changing Measure of Leisure and Pleasure in Early Modern Istanbul;” “Evliya Çelebi in Dalmatia: an Ottoman Traveler’s Encounters with the Arts of the Franks," and a new book in Turkish: Kendine Ait Bir Roma (Metis, 2017).