Recent Work

Here is some of my recent research.

These papers represent my current academic interests and pursuits, although this site contains studies produced over the last three years.

German-Ottoman Intellectual Ties in Recent Historiography

This paper covers recent trends in historiography on the intellectual ties between Germany and the Ottoman Empire before and during the First World War and evidences the increasing relevance of the field.

The Enlightenment and Catherine the Great in Crimea

In this paper, I argue that Catherine the Great used the rhetoric and ideals of the Enlightenment, namely by portraying herself as an enlightened monarch and a liberator, to support her political aspirations in Crimea.