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Lale Can
Position: Associate Professor
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York|Graduate Center
Office Hours: by appointment
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., New York University
Research Interests: Ottoman History, Middle East History

Lale Can is an Associate Professor of History at The City College of New York, CUNY. She received her Ph.D. from New York University and specializes in late Ottoman history, with a focus on migration and imperial belonging and identity. She is the author of Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims and the Ottoman Hajj at the End of Empire (Stanford University Press, 2020) and co-editor, with M. Christopher Low, Kent Schull, and Robert Zens, of The Subjects of Ottoman International Law (Indiana University Press, August 2020). She is currently working on a new book project, “Empire of Exile: Treason and Banishment in Ottoman History,” and will be a senior fellow at the Koç Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul, Turkey in Spring 2021. Lale has received numerous grants to pursue research and writing, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Social Science Research Council, the NYU Remarque Institute, and Fulbright-Hays.

BOOKS
Spiritual Subjects: Central Asian Pilgrims and the Ottoman Hajj at the End of Empire, Stanford University Press, March 2020.
 







The Subjects of Ottoman International Law, Edited with Michael Christopher Low, Kent Schull, and Robert Zens, forthcoming, Indiana University Press, August 2020.
 






 
ARTICLES
“The Protection Question: Central Asians and Extraterritoriality in the Late Ottoman Empire,” International Journal of Middle East Studies, 48 (2016): 679–699.
 
“The ‘Subjects’ of Ottoman International Law,” Introductory essay for special issue (co-authored with Michael Christopher Low), Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association, Vol. 3, No. 2 (November 2016): 223–234.
 
“Connecting People: The Sultantepe Özbekler Tekke and Nineteenth-Century Ottoman-Central Asian Interactions.” Modern Asian Studies Vol. 45, No. 2 (March 2012): 373–40.