M. Safa Saracoglu, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - Ohio State State University
B.S. and M.S. are from institutions in Turkey where he was born and raised
Professor Saraçoğlu teaches Islamic and Middle Eastern history. His research interests include provincial governance in the Ottoman Empire, the history of the Balkans, and Islamic law. He is director of the Digital Humanities Initiative at the university, an incubator for digital projects in the liberal arts. Most recently, he has been building an open-access database focusing on the transformation of Islamic law in the nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire.