Faculty bio-Jim Grehan
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin (1999)
Fields of Expertise:
social and cultural history of the early modern and modern Middle East
popular culture and popular religion
Twilight of the Saints: Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine, Oxord University Press (forthcoming, 2014).
“The Legend of the Samarmar: Parades and Communal Identity in Syrian Towns, c. 1500-1800," Past and Present 204 (2009), 89-125.
Everyday Life and Consumer Culture in Eighteenth-Century Damascus, University of Washington Press, 2007.
"Smoking and 'Early Modern Sociability:' the Great Tobacco Debate in the Ottoman Middle East (17th-18th Centuries)," American Historical Review 111 (December 2006), 1352-77.
- HST 385, Modern Middle East I
- HST 407/507: Popular Religion
- HST 485/585, The Ottoman World
- HST 495/595, Comparative World History: Islam and Modernity