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Morgan Tufan

Morgan Tufan

Field: 
Middle East and Central Asia
Licence in History and in Political Sciences from Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne, Paris, France (2010)
B.A. equivalent in Turkish and Persian language & literature.
Advanced diploma in Arabic from the American University of B
Master in History from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France (2013)
Dissertation Topic: 
Ottoman-Safavid borderlands, 16th century

Morgan's research involves the frontier between the Ottoman and the Safavid empires in the exteenth century, with a special focus on Kurdish identity.  By engaging with Ottoman, Safavid, Kurdish, and Western primary sources, he investigates the political negotiations between the Kurdish nobility and the Ottoman and the Safavid empires.  Morgan is particularly interested in the progressive political and social integration of the Kurdish aristocracy within the Ottoman and the Safavid states.  He is also interestd in the Ottoman province of Basra and its role in the Indian Ocean mercantile and bureaucratic networks.