Jonathan Endelman

Academic Year: 
From Yale
Exchange Partners: 
Bogazici University
Research Interest: 
State Development in the Late Ottoman Era: A Comparative Analysis of Democratization in Egypt and Turkey

Jonathan Endelman is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Sociology Department of Yale University. His research focuses on the development of parliamentary institutions in the 19th century Ottoman Empire especially in Egypt and Turkey. He employs a comparative historical approach to the problem of democratization in the Middle East combing strains of sociological, historical, and political science. Jonathan earned a B.A in Middle Eastern Studies summa cum laude from Emory University in 2010. He completed the Center for Arabic Study Abroad or CASA program in 2010 at the American University in Cairo where he also studied for a semester in 2008. He completed a Critical Language Study scholarship in Arabic in 2009 in Amman, Jordan and another for Turkish in 2013 in Bursa, Turkey. His article "Made to Be Seen: Visual Signs and Colonial State Construction in Jordan" is currently under review at Theory and Society. He is currently a Fox International Fellow at Bogazici University where he plans to explore the Ottoman archives in Istanbul as part of his dissertation research.