is a historian who explores the
international politics, networks and institutions involved in development
projects and investments in 19th century Ottoman Empire and Southeastern
she is an external researcher affiliated with the Chair of History of
Governance and Politics in Modern Times at the University of Groningen.
She received her
PhD in History
from the University
of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2013. Her dissertation
the end of empire:
inter-imperial rivalry and 'autonomy' in Wallachia and Moldavia
explains how European-Ottoman diplomatic
relations on a Balkan borderland shaped 19th century international
concepts of “autonomy”
with application to the Ottoman Empire.
numerous awards, the
most recent being the Advanced Academic Fellowship from the Centre for
Advanced Study Sofia and the Cotsen Travel Award from the
Gennadius Library and the
American School of Classical Studies in Athens.
facilitating and grading discussion sections
survey courses in European
history at Sabanci University (2004-05) and the
University of Illinois
(2006-08). As a
UNDP-ACT intern in Cyprus in 2010 she participated in a project of the
Association for Historical Dialogue and Research in Cyprus about the teaching
of history in societies divided by ethnic conflict.
Southeastern Europe Post,
a blog that provides opinion, information about archives and book
interests include: history of development; history of international
relations; business history; history of empires; transnational