- Region: Ottoman Empire; Middle East; Eastern Mediterranean
- Time: 15th Century; 16th Century; 17th Century; 18th Century
- Theme: Cultural History; Social History; Urban History; Architectural History; Ottoman & Turkish Literature
Jordan Cannon entered the joint History & Middle Eastern Studies PhD program in 2020. Her research interests include Ottoman and Turkish social, cultural, urban, and architectural history. In particular, she plans to research fires in early modern Istanbul and how they impacted the city’s social fabric. She is also interested in how the form and content of historical narratives -- from gazi epics to the works of Reşad Ekrem Koçu -- shape and are shaped by their sociopolitical and cultural contexts. Lastly, she also hopes to study intellectual and art-historical interactions between the Ottoman and Chinese worlds. She holds a BA in History and Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia University.