Prof. Kemal Karpat

College Of Humanities And Social Sciences
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Kemal Karpat received his degree from the Department of Law at Istanbul University in 1947, and completed his postgraduate degree at Washington University in political science, and his doctorate at New York University in political and social sciences (1957). After being appointed to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, he worked as a lecturer and administrator in a number of educational institutions, including Montana State University, New York University, Princeton University, Bilkent University, Middle East Technical University, Ankara University, Harvard University, John Hopkins University, Colombia University and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Science Sociales. Kemal Karpat has acted as director for the Turkish Studies Association and the Turkish Research Institution, as well as being the head of the Middle Eastern Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin. After acting as the founding chairman of the Central Asian Studies Society, Karpat served as the coordinator of the Central Asian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin. From his numerous published articles and books, some of the most important ones are as follows:  The Ottoman Heritage and Nationalism in the Balkans (Ankara: Imge, 2004), Ottoman Population, 1830-1914: Demographic and Social Characteristics, (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985), Studies on Ottoman Social and Political History (Leiden: Brill, 2002), Studies on Turkish Politics and Society (Leiden: Brill, 2004), The Politicization of Islam: Identity, State, Belief and Congregation in the Ottoman Empire in the Last Period (Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University, 2004)