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Faculty bio-Jim Grehan

 


 
Jim Grehan
Professor
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin (1999)

Contact Info:
Cramer Hall 441-P
503-725-3994
grehanjp @ pdx.edu

Link to office hours


 

Fields of Expertise:

social and cultural history of the early modern and modern Middle East
popular culture and popular religion
Ottoman Empire 

Recent Publications:

"Imperial Crisis and Muslim-Christian Relations in Ottoman Syria and Palestine c. 1770-1830," The Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 58 (2015), 490-531.

Twilight of the Saints: Everyday Religion in Ottoman Syria and Palestine
. 2014. Oxford University Press.

“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.

Recent Awards:

  • Fuat Köprülü Prize for Best Book in Ottoman and Turkish Studies;  presented in 2015 by the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association for Twilight of the Saints.
     
  • Co-Winner of the Biennial Prize for Best Book in Syrian Studies;  presented in 2015 by the Syrian Studies Association for Twilight of the Saints.

Courses taught:

  • HST 199/399: Making of the Modern World 
  • HST 300: Historic Imagination 
  • HST 385: Late Imperial Middle East (1700-1914)
  • HST 491/492  Seminar:  Nineteenth-Century World
  • HST 407/507: Popular Religion
  • HST 485/585: Ottoman World
  • HST 495/595: Comparative World History: Islam and Modernity