Burcu Karahan specializes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Ottoman Turkish literature. Her research focuses on the novel, issues of translation, sexuality, formation of masculine identities, and Westernization. She teaches Ottoman and contemporary Turkish literature in translation and Turkish cinema; and language courses on Ottoman Turkish, reading knowledge for Turkish, and translation.
Kabir Tambar is an Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University. He is a sociocultural anthropologist, working at the intersections of political anthropology and the anthropology of religion. He is broadly interested in the politics of history, performances of public criticism, and varieties of Islamic practice in Turkey.
Ali Yaycıoğlu is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at Stanford University. His research centers on economic, political, and legal institutions and practices as well as social and cultural life in southeastern Europe and the Middle East during the Ottoman Empire.
Serkan Yolaçan is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University. His research interests include transregionalism; diasporas; expansionism; cults and messianic movements; sovereignty; time and temporality; strongmen; informal diplomacy; anthropology and history; the Middle East and Asia.