Modern Greek Studies Association

Dr. Christine M Philliou

Assistant Professor

Columbia University


Ph. D. Princeton University 2004

M.A. Princeton University  1998

Principal Publications


Biography of an Empire: Practicing Ottoman Governance in the Age of Revolutions (University of California Press 2009)

Scholarly Articles

”Communities on the Verge: Unraveling the Phanariot Ascendancy in Ottoman Governance,” in Comparative Studies in Society and History, 2009.

”The Paradox of Perceptions: Interpreting the Ottoman Past through the National Present,” in Middle Eastern Studies, September 2008.

”A Tale of Two Cities and an Archive,” in International Journal of Turkish Studies, Fall 2008.

”Mischief in the Old Regime: Provincial Dragomans and Social Change at the Turn of the 19th Century,” in New Perspectives on Turkey, vol. 25, 2001.

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Areas of Specialization

Political and social history of the Ottoman Empire, particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries

Courses Taught in Modern Greek Studies

The Ottoman Empire & It's Rivals

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