Murat Cihan Yildiz
M.A. History, UCLA, 2009; B.A. magna cum laude History & Political Science, UCSD, 2005
Modern Middle Eastern History & Early Modern Ottoman History
I am interested in focusing on the development of physical culture in the Ottoman Empire. I want to explore the emergence of ?physical education? and ?sports? in the context of new understandings of the body and a late nineteenth-century Ottoman discourse on cleanliness and physical fitness as a means to understand culture and cultural change during the late nineteenth-century.
Grants and Awards
Fulbright Fellowship (Jordan, 2006); FLAS (Turkey, Summer 2008 & 2010); CLS (Turkey, Summer 2009)
?Re-reading Hamidian Morality as a Subject of Study and as a Text: Identifying Multiple Sources of authority? presented at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting (San Diego, 2010)
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