B.A. with Honors, 1977, University of Chicago, History
Ph.D., 1989, Harvard University, Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
2004: University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Associate Professor
1999–2004: University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Assistant Professor
1993-1999: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Institute of Oriental Studies, Division Head
1993: Harvard University, Department of History, Lecturer
Ottoman military. Ottoman financial and timar systems. Ottoman Black Sea region and relations with the northern countries. Historico-archaeological study of Ottoman fortresses. Ottoman chronicles; comparison and analysis of Ottoman realities as viewed through narrative and documentary sources. Frontier history. History of the steppe. The Turks in Islamdom.
Ottoman History, 1300–1800
Steppe Frontier in Islamic History
Ottoman Palaeography and Diplomatics
Ottoman Historical Texts
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Editor-in-Chief “Studies in Ottoman Documents Pertaining to Ukraine and the Black Sea Countries,” Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University
Co-editor of H-Turk, a discussion list in Turkish and Ottoman Studies affiliated with the H-Net network
Member of the Middle East Studies Association of North America
Member of the Turkish Studies Association
- “Cossack Ukraine In and Out of Ottoman Orbit, 1648-1681.” In The European Tributary States of the Ottoman Empire in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Eds. Gábor Kámrán, Lovro Kunčević (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2013), pp. 123–52.
- “Long-Range Campaigns of the Crimean Khanate in the Mid-Sixteenth Century.” In Warfare in Eastern Europe, 1550-1800. Ed. Brian Davies. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2011, pp. 147–72.
- “Ottoman Northern Black Sea Frontier at Akkerman: The View from a Historical and Archaeological Project.” In The Frontiers of the Ottoman World. Ed. Andrew Peacock. Oxford and New York: British Institute at Ankara and Oxford University Press, 2009, pp. 137–70 [co-author Svitlana Bilyayeva].
- “XVI. ve XVII. Yüzyıl Kazak Deniz Akınları Karsısında Osmanlı Karadeniz’i [The OttomanBlack Sea in the Face of the Cossack Naval Raids of the 16th and 17th Centuries].” Türk Denizcilik Tarihi [Turkish Maritime History]. Eds. İdris Bostan and Salih Özbaran. Istanbul: Deniz Kuvvetleri Komutanlığı, 2009, pp. 241–53.
- “Political-Personal Intrigue on the Ottoman Frontier in Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky’s Relations with the Porte: The Case of Ramażān Beg vs. Velī Beg.” Journal of Ukrainian Studies 33–34 (2008–2009): 365–79.
- “Outpost of Empire: An Appraisal of Ottoman Building Registers as Sources for the Archaeology and Construction History of the Black Sea Fortress of Özi.” Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World 22 (2005): 150-88 [co-author Caroline Finkel].
- “The human landscape of the Ottoman Black Sea in the face of the Cossack naval raids.” Oriente Moderno, n.s. 20 (2001): 23–95.
- “Kozac’ki chornomorski poxody u morskij istoriji Kjatiba Chelebi [Cossack Black Sea naval campaigns in the naval history of Katib Chelebi].” Mappa mundi. Studia in honorem Jaroslavi Dashkevych septuagenario dedicata. New York, Kiev, Lviv: M. P. Kots, 1996, pp. 341–426 [lead author; co-author Oleksandr Halenko].
- “An Ottoman gazaname on Halil Pasha’s naval campaign against the Cossacks (1621).” Harvard Ukrainian Studies 14 (1990): 482–521.
- “Five documents from the Topkapi Palace Archive on the Ottoman defense of the Black Sea against the Cossacks (1639).” Journal of Turkish Studies 11 (1987): 49–104.
- “The publication of documents on the Crimean Khanate in the Topkapi Sarayi: The documentary legacy of Crimean-Ottoman relations.” Turcica 19 (1987): 247–276.
- “Bohdan Xmel’nyc’kyj and the Porte: A document from the Ottoman archives.” Harvard Ukrainian Studies 8 (1984): 453–73 [co-authored with András Riedlmayer].
- “The Publication of Documents on the Crimean Khanate in the Topkapi Sarayi: New Sources for the History of the Black Sea Basin.” Harvard Ukrainian Studies 6 (1982): 500–28.