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About Nurten Kilic-Schubel

Nurten Kilic-Schubel joined Kenyon College in 2001. Her areas of research focuses on Islamicate history, especially political culture, state-building and gender in medieval and early modern Central Eurasia. She has spent significant amounts of time in Turkey and Central Asia, most recently as a Fulbright scholar in Kyrgyzstan in 2010.
Kilic-Schubel is currently working on two research projects. The first is a book-length project entitled "A State with Many Heads: Culture and State-Building in Early Modern Central Asia." The second explorers women's writing and literary culture in early modern Central Asia. She teaches a wide range of courses related to Central Eurasia and the Middle East in both the pre-modern and modern periods including Ottoman Empire, Islamicate World and women and gender in the Middle East.


Present Associate Professor of History, Kenyon College